Trade wter for gas, oil?

Published: Monday, May. 5, 2014 - 6:05 am
Last Modified: Monday, May. 5, 2014 - 12:39 pm

SB 4, the legislation regulating hydraulic fracturing and acid matrix well stimulation practice within California, is a half-step in the right direction. At least there are some restraints put on hydraulic fracturing within California.

The main problem is that, in a time when Californians are being asked to conserve water, drillers are permitted to use as little as 3 million gallons and as much as 8 million gallons of water to frack for gas or oil within the state.

Tell me, Californians: What is more important: that you and your families have water to drink, cook with and bathe in, or that the gas and oil companies be able to frack wells?

As you think about this question, remember that absolutely none of the water used or recovered from fracking operations is ever any good for anything else. It is lost forever.

-- Janet Daily, Doylestown, OH

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