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August 02nd 2012:Oil and Water and Renewable Energy: Roadmap to a Less Hydrocarbon Dependent Society

Can we make US energy secure while protecting its natural resources, especially water? “Yes” says third generation Texas oilman, David Vletas, “It’s a matter of best practices, rigorous regulatory enforcement–and common sense leadership.” In this controversial show, my guest who is a geologist specializing in petroleum engineering and developmental well drilling for oil, will talk candidly about fracking, tar sands, the Keystone pipeline, advancements in drilling technology, T Boone Pickens, & alternative energy solutions. We'll discuss why water projects get short shrift, what a model regul

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David Vletas

David Vletas, Founder, President, and CEO 9 ( ) was born in Abilene, Texas, into an Oil family: his grandfather was a renowned Oil man who made his name in the late 40s, while his father was a lawyer and his mother an operator in the industry. He went on to study geology in college, attending the Colorado School of Mines and graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, where he focused on high-level petroleum engineering, specializing in well drilling and completion. In the meantime, as a 19-year-old, he also got his first experience in the field as a “roughneck” in Colorado. Upon graduating David worked for the fa
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