State has plenty of water for fracking

December 2, 2012

Columbus Dispatch

Tom Stewart, OOGA

State has Plenty of Water for Fracking

Concerns about water usage by Ohio’s growing shale industry is the latest false alarm raised by oil and gas opposition groups and a viewpoint highlighted in the Tuesday Dispatch article, "Is there enough water for ‘fracking’ boom?”

Ohio is blessed with ample water resources that are replenished by an average of 37 inches of precipitation a year. Water is so readily available that communities throughout the state are selling water to oil and gas producers for hydraulic fracturing, a water-intensive process used to release oil and gas trapped in tight shale formations.

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