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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

Water Use in Fracking Draws Legislature’s Attention


Locally, fracking can have a big impact. Two of the booming oil and gas plays in the state are in arid areas: the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. In parts of the Eagle Ford, water used for fracking and drilling accounted for more than 50 percent of water use, according to the report, which was funded by the oil and gas industry.

A typical fracking job can require five million gallons of water, and in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, drillers used about half as much water as the City of Austin did that same year.


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white cloud Feb 2013 OP
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #1
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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:15 PM

1. In Texas wide open spaces ..can there be a better use of the land

without wasting and polluting water.

Windmills and solar work...

OMG...This is not thought out well.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. Windmills and solar work VERY well, and are forever.

"Not thought out well" the motto of the Texas Lege.

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