Monday, August 13, 2012

New Study on Demand for Water Adopted by Fracking Critics

The science journal Nature published a report about a recent study which concluded that the demand for water outstrips the supply.

At least one outlet was quick to pick up the study and state that it exposes the "deep folly of fracking."  From Common Dreams:
Nothing shows the dangerous connection between drought and fracking more than the study released by the journal Nature this week, which shows groundwater demand is exceeding supply, particularly in agricultural zones. Not only is the oil and gas industry turning our rural areas into sacrifice zones, it is also diverting water that is needed to grow food.
Drilling and fracking is not only a threat to water quality — it also uses massive amounts of water, removing much of the water used from the water cycle altogether. 
Read the report in Nature here, and the rest of the fracktivist article here.

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