"The Eagle Ford shale geological formation unfurls through the lower third of Texas, stretching 400 miles long and 50 miles wide from East Texas to Mexico, from Brazos County northeast of Houston to the Burgos Basin just over the border."
"It could turn out to be the largest recoverable oil deposit ever found in the Lower 48.
And that, according to Dewitt County Judge Daryl Fowler, is a good thing. Fowler -- a native Texan who ran for office as a pro-oil Republican -- owns a ranch here in the south-central pocket of the state. Before his election, he studied petroleum land management, knowing he'd probably be hearing cases about Eagle Ford."