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Fracking´s drought motto:
No water? No problem

CNBC News, by Mark Koba

Original Article

Posted By:MDMuskrat, 6/10/2014 3:25:22 PM

Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas abstraction method that uses lots of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California´s history, the state Senate killed a bill that would have put a moratorium on the state´s use of hydraulic fracturing. The battle over water and the need to drill for energy is likely to get worse, said Christiana Peppard, a professor of science, theology and water ethics at Fordham University. "In arid states, there is a mounting tension between agricultural interests and

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The fracking fracas forges on. Prepare for quotes from a "professor of science, theology and water ethics." [Absurdity thy name is Academe.]

      


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Fracking´s drought motto:
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CNBC News, by Mark Koba    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 6/10/2014 3:25:22 PM     Post Reply
Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas abstraction method that uses lots of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California´s history, the state Senate killed a bill that would have put a moratorium on the state´s use of hydraulic fracturing. The battle over water and the need to drill for energy is likely to get worse, said Christiana Peppard, a professor of science, theology and water ethics at Fordham University. "In arid states, there is a mounting tension between agricultural interests and

   

 

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