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Category: Environment

Fracking Defense: Fears of depleting water supply are unfounded

August 02, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

The practice of fracking is highly contested for many reasons. Environmentally minded organizations are concerned about the impact that it might have. One fight against fracking in California is that it is putting strain on the already limited water supply. In his article for Mercury News, Chris Faulkner illustrates comparatively the small amounts of water used in the fracking process and how it truly isnt impacting the water supply. Fracking Defense: Fears of Depleting Water Supply Are Unfounded By:Chris Faulkner California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. So when state lawmakers recently killed a bill that would have banned the practice of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, environmentalists cried foul. These fractivists claim the controversial drilling technique is sucking up the states limited water supplies. That is nonsense. Fracking represents a tiny fraction of Californias water consumption. Theres no reason to single it out. Legislatures were right

Posted in OilGas, Fracking, U.S.Energy, Environment
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