TRAED has figured out a way we can visualize how much water hydraulic fracturing uses up.
Based on these figures the amount of water used in one year in 3 states for hydraulic fracturing gas wells is as much water as 230,000 people consume in a lifetime.
This is comparable to taking the water supply away from a city the size of Lubbock Texas or Orlando Florida for it’s entire population for 70 years or one whole generation of the population.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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Jim Schermbeck says
Well, at least that would give us a good and definitive excuse to move back to DFW.