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Bureau of Economic Geology Receives Award for Environmental Stewardship

May 31, 2022
Two people with awards
Paul Dubois (left), Assistant Director in the Oil and Gas Division of the RRC, and Mark W. Blount,
Land Manager for TexNet, are presented with the Bruno Hanson award.

The Bureau of Economic Geology’s TexNet seismic monitoring program and its Center for Integrated Seismicity Research were recently recognized for their extensive work toward earthquake mitigation in the Permian Basin with the presentation of the Bruno Hanson Environmental Excellence Award. The award was presented to the Bureau and its corecipient, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), by Midland College at its annual Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar hosted by the Permian Basin Petroleum Association.

The Bruno Hanson Environmental Excellence Award is presented annually to recognize an organization or individual’s exceptional achievement in environmental stewardship. Any business, professional organization, government, state or city agency, educational institution, or individual that has an environmental project, procedure, or program in the Permian Basin that exceeds industry standards can be recognized for its commitment to environmental excellence. The recipients must be able to demonstrate significant progress in either impact to the environment or resource conservation.

Please join all of us at the Bureau of Economic Geology in congratulating the exceptional researchers and vital partners of TexNet and the Center for Integrated Seismicity Research for being honored with the prestigious Bruno Hanson Environmental Excellence Award.


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