District drafts new groundwater rules
Thursday, September 23, 2010
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Here is a quote that will make your eyes bug out:
Those 3,300 permits mean shale drillers must find as much as another 23 billion gallons of water in the coming months.
“The longer we wait, the longer we don’t have the tools,” Klement told the crowd. “Out where I am, they [gas drillers] build 15-acre lakes fed by wells 24 hours a day. When they’re fracking, they have four to eight wells going at a time. You can’t believe what’s going on out there. We’re already six months too late — this is the reason for trying to get this set.”