Fracking Has Consumed Almost 100 Billion Gallons of Clean Water in Two Years

February 6, 2014 at 4:21 PM Leave a comment

Fracking Well Heads via Wikipedia

(Fracking Well Heads via Wikipedia)

From USAToday:

Report: Fracking Raising Aater Supply Worries

The USA’s domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says.

The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground — known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking — has required almost 100 billion gallons of water to drill more than 39,000 oil and shale gas wells in the U.S. since 2011, says Ceres, a green investment group.

More than half of those wells — 55% — were in drought-stricken areas, and nearly half were in regions under high or extremely high water stress, such as Texas, the report says.

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Yeah, you read that right.  Fracking has consumed “almost 100 billion gallons of [fresh] water” in two years and belched it out as chemical-laden toxic crap.

What?  Hello!

 

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