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We are the Hydraulic Fracturing Public Awareness Committee, also known as Frac PAC, a student organization at The University of Texas at Austin. We are students pursuing careers in the energy who are concerned about how the public views the oil and gas industry. Due to negative media portrayal, current and future professionals of the energy industry are perceived to be selfish and money-hungry, while the industry as a whole is perceived to have questionable benefit to society. 

We hope to change this dilemma through philanthropy and education. Through volunteering at local non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Austin Parks Foundation, we will show by our actions that people with careers in energy care about community and the environment. Through informational sessions at local high schools and on campus, we will clear the misconceptions about current trends in the oil and gas industry. Ultimately, the aim of this organization is to convince young people, the voters, policy makers, and industry professionals of the future, that the energy industry is both undeserving of negative media portrayal and beneficial to society. 
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