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PRESS RELEASE — Apr 21, 2020

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush taught an interactive virtual Texas energy lesson to students at the Texas Energy Institute High School in Houston as part of his year of energy initiative. 

At the beginning of the year, Commissioner Bush dedicated 2020 to the year of energy – little did we know just how important it would be for our state to examine how important Texas energy is to our society as a whole. As teachers across the state and nation work to adapt their classrooms to a virtual setting during the COVID-19 outbreak, Commissioner Bush and the General Land Office worked to adapt their Texas energy lesson to the digital realm.
“Texas energy is perhaps the most critical component of our great state’s economy and worth talking about with our leaders of tomorrow,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. "It is evident amidst these volatile times that Texas energy remains critical. It is more important now than ever to ensure our students have a firm understanding that the industry has impacted our economy, environment and the place we call home. I enjoyed getting to virtually engage with these bright young Texans and talk about Texas energy as it was yesterday, as it is today, and how it will continue to make its imprint in days to come."

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