Our License From Society  
By Jeffrey Paine / December 2014

In many environmental areas, it seems the energy industry is often on the defensive and is forced to react to real or perceived environmental issues rather than employ forethought to anticipate the majority of issues that might arise from energy-related activities.

Unintended Consequences to Anticipated Issues  
By Jeffrey Paine / September 2014
Our industry is overwhelmingly filled with professionals who want to do the right thing the right way, yet real or suspected environmental impacts recur with some regularity.
One Last Look Back at A Very Good Year  
By Doug Wyatt / June 2014

I am reflecting on this past year of the DEG with my feet propped up, iPad in my lap, a cold libation in hand – and I am smiling.

Our Environmental Role in Global Natural Gas  
By Doug Wyatt / March 2014

A look at three main environmental issues that must be considered in the utilization of natural gas as a primary fuel source for the next several decades.

Successful Year Capped By CVD Experience  
By Doug Wyatt / December 2013

Whether it is the economy, taxes, global climate, health care, spying, hydraulic fracturing or oil and gas energy in general, the media is saturated with opposing intellectual, political and philosophical positions.

Energy, the Environment and the AAPG  
By Doug Wyatt / September 2013

After just a couple of days back from our AAPG Leadership Days gathering in Tulsa, on a whim, I did a Google trend search on the terms “environment+natural gas” + “water,” “energy+water” and “energy+environment.”

Successful Year Capped By CVD Experience  
By Tom Temples / June 2013

This will be my last column in the EXPLORER as president for DEG. In June I will turn over the reins to Doug Wyatt, and I wish him well.

More Challenges, More Opportunities  
By Tom Temples / March 2013

Once again, Hollywood is on the offensive against the oil industry – a documentary titled “Greedy Lying Bastards: Big Oil’s Dirty Secret” is scheduled for release this month.

DEG Enjoys a Successful Season of Outreach  
By Tom Temples / December 2012

Several AAPG meetings have taken place since the last issue of the EXPLORER was published, including the International Conference and Exhibition in Singapore, and the annual meetings for the Eastern Section (Cleveland) and GCAGS (Austin, Texas).

Spouting Jargon Is a Turn-Off  
By Tom Temples / September 2012

As the new president of the Division of Environmental Geosciences I get to begin my tenure with my views and thoughts of an area that DEG, and AAPG in general, needs to address.

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The Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG), a division of AAPG, is concerned with increasing awareness of the environment and the petroleum industry and providing AAPG with a scientific voice in the public arena. Among its objectives are educating members about important environmental issues, supporting and encouraging research on the effects of exploration and production on the environment, and communicating scientific information to concerned governmental agencies.

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