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Tagged : natural-gas-water-contamination


Water down the energy drain

June 16th, 2011

I have a bumper sticker on my car provided by the American Farmland Institute. I like it because it’s (so very) succinct.
No Farms. No Food.
We have another slogan in the making here in Texas this summer.
No Water. No Energy.

With more than half of the state gripped by a severe drought. (See this drought map), questions are surfacing about how wise it is to pump millions of gallons of water laced with lubricants and toxic chemicals into the earth to extract natural gas, a practice known as hydraulic fracturing.

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