Farmers’ water being diverted to fracking

| Jun 28, 2013

Quite possibly the best single source for breaking environmental news and analysis is Eco-Watch. One story with a poignant local angle is this one telling about how scarce water in drought-ridden areas, including Colorado, is being grabbed up by (you guessed it) frackers. A Colorado farmer laments:

“There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas. And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are.”

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(PHOTO: Neil Palmer CIAT, Creative Commons)


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