Sept. 28 — Ava DeLeon, one of six eighth grade students in this small town’s only school, knows a thing or two about oil and gas since both her parents work in the industry in the nearby Eagle Ford shale. But now she’s learning what happens to the contaminated soil, drill cuttings, and other solid waste that piles up at well sites.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.