Fracking Is Stressing Water Supplies In Areas Already Wracked By Drought

Fracking Is Stressing Water Supplies In Areas Already Wracked By Drought reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. A new study by Ceres, a non-profit that works to mobilize companies and investors to promote sustainability, found that more than 55 percent of the wells that were hydraulically fractured, or fracked, between 2011 and 2013 were in areas experiencing drought and that nearly half were in areas with high or extremely high water stress. This resource clash will worsen as climate change exacerbates droughts. No wonder there is a movement in California to ban fracking…

 

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Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/06/3258091/fracking-water-supplies-drought/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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One Response to Fracking Is Stressing Water Supplies In Areas Already Wracked By Drought

  1. Reblogged this on Frack_Free_Farming and commented:
    A topic I’ve spoke about before at local EPA meetings.

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