Researcher to Appear Before State Energy Resources Committee

Danny Reible will testify regarding the recently published results from the Shale Task Force formed by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.

Danny Reible

Danny Reible

WHAT: Texas Tech University professor Danny Reible will testify before the House Energy Resources Committee in Austin.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday (July 26)

WHERE: Room E2.010, State Capitol building, Austin

EVENTS: Reible is the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and professor of Chemical Engineering and Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering in the Whitacre College of Engineering. He served on the Shale Task Force under The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) that examined the environmental and community impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas, releasing a report on its findings in June.

Reible’s expertise is in water resources and his research focuses on the transport and fate of contaminants in the environment, their assessment and remediation. With regards to water, the report says more research is needed to increase the usage of poor-quality waters instead of freshwater, helping to increase and ensure an adequate supply of drinking water while also minimizing possible incidences of contamination. It also calls for a need to increase prevention of leaks and spills on or near ground surfaces, which are most likely to contaminate drinking-water sources.

Reible will be one of several members of the Shale Task Force to give testimony before the committee, including TAMEST president Gordon England.

A live video feed of the hearing can be viewed here.

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Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.