Author Archives: Ian Holt

America’s changing energy landscape

Commercial energy production in the United States has in recent years been a mixture of coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar, and wind. Due to advancements in technology and the abundance of natural gas, traditional coal powered plants and nuclear reactors … Continue reading

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Debate heating up over Denton ban on fracking

Last week residents of Denton, Texas voted to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, within the city limits. This decision drew national attention and seemed to produce equal amounts of enthusiasm and unrest. The next day, officials at the Texas General … Continue reading

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A guide to placing online orders in the Customer Portal

The Banks Customer Portal gives you full control when placing environmental orders. Our step-by-step process allows you to easily identify your target property and select from a wide variety of environmental data resources. If you do not already have a … Continue reading

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Join our conversation on Twitter

This is the perfect time to close out Excel and take a minute for “professional development.” If you didn’t know already, we maintain an active presence on Twitter where we share a broad range of environmental news items. We invite … Continue reading

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Most comprehensive groundwater depth map in Texas

Summer is finally here and the longest drought in Texas history is still with us, highlighting our need for some good news about water. In true Environmental Prose style, we thought it would be exciting to open up our database … Continue reading

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Can social media save Texas? #txdrought

Texas lakes, rivers and aquifers have become ghosts of their former selves. Lake Meredith in Amarillo has fallen to 0% capacity and many other lakes are dangerously low. In hopes of addressing the drought crisis, Texans will vote in November … Continue reading

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Texas Water Day at the State Capitol

  At the State Capitol on Thursday, The Texas Water Foundation held Texas Water Day. The Texas Water Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness of the state’s water resource issues and the importance of protection, conservation, … Continue reading

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