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News by Date: May 2019

The Oilman Who Loved Sustainable Energy

On Tuesday, George P. Mitchell would have turned 100 years old. After his death at 94 in 2013, this newspaper declared him the “Houstonian of the Century” — not the 20th century, in which he lived most of his life, but the 21st, which his legacy will help define. The list of words...

Coalition to Conserve Big Bend with Responsible Energy

Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department The Big Bend region is considered one of the most biodiverse in the Western Hemisphere, while also sitting in one of the most energy-intensive areas of the world — and experts say if that energy is not developed responsibly, the sustainability of the...

New Initiative Strives To Inspire Responsible Energy Development In The Big Bend

A view from the South Rim trail at Big Bend National Park on a hazy day. (David Fulmer via Flickr) The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation, along with other partners, hopes to protect the Big Bend region from encroaching energy development by creating a new initiative called the Respect Big...

Can George Mitchell's Legacy Save Texas' Last Frontier?

The sun sets over the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation has begun a multiyear effort to preserve the wider Big Bend region against some of the side effects of energy development, including oil and gas drilling and renewables. Mike Lee/E&E...

Respect Big Bend Coalition Formed

The West Texas energy sprawl is continuing to expand, with little sign of stopping, and in response, a new coalition has been formed in hopes to mitigate the environmental impact that development could have on the Big Bend region. Marilu Hastings, Vice President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell...

Foundation's Goal is to Respect Big Bend Country

Midland—The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation will offer a press briefing on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 am in advance of George Mitchell being honored posthumously that evening by the Petroleum Museum. Marilu Hastings, a Midland native, member of the Department of Energy's National...

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