Tag Archives: George P. Mitchell

The search for `why’

For the past two years, I’ve been working on a biography of Texas oilman George P. Mitchell, sometimes (erroneously) called “the father of fracking.” Biographies are stories of people’s lives, but they really aren’t about the “who.” “Who was George … Continue reading

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The Feds and Fracking: A Chicken or Egg Question

My story on Houston oilman George P. Mitchell in the latest issue of Texas Monthly¬†is still behind the paywall, but a sidebar I wrote on the role of the federal government in developing hydraulic fracturing technology is now posted on … Continue reading

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`The Energy Hunter’ in the next Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly has¬†released its cover for the November issue, which includes my story on how Houston oilman George P. Mitchell changed the world. The issue will be available on newsstands Oct. 24. An online version of the story should be … Continue reading

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