New Techniques Look to Greatly Reduce Amount of Water Needed for Fracking; Sierra Club Says Its Not Good Enough

From the Tribune Chronicle:
BOARDMAN - The director of the Ohio EPA says his goal always has been to reduce millions of gallons of water used in the state's oil and natural gas drilling process, but though it sounds promising, environmentalists, businesses and local government didn't react with great optimism.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally spoke Monday at a Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber breakfast event here.
Nally called water usage and disposal the "main issue" raised by opponents of the hydraulic fracturing process, commonly called "fracking." But he said new methods being explored by the industry are replacing the millions of gallons of water with other propellants such as carbon dioxide or propane.
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