Claim: Fracking depletes water supply

Water is the most abundant substance on the planet. Necessity is the mother of invention.

The Coloradoan reports:

When water is used for fracking, it’s used to extinction.

“It’s taken out of the hydrological cycle, never used again,” Phillip Doe, a former environmental compliance officer for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, said Thursday. “When they say 5 million gallons for a frack, they’re talking about 5 million gallons that will never see light again, and that’s if they’re lucky.”

Speaking during a League of Women Voters Cross Currents forum on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for oil and gas drilling, Doe said one of the biggest challenges facing the Front Range today is the amount of water used for drilling for oil and natural gas. That’s because water used for agriculture and most other uses is returned into the hydrological cycle and used again.

But most water used for fracking is not…

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3 thoughts on “Claim: Fracking depletes water supply”

  1. Maybe the Feds aren’t too bad after all. This idiot is a FORMER employee of the gov’t. Would it be too much to hope that he was fired because of “mental” problems? (Nah). I guess he thinks aliens took the water. Where else could it have gone?

  2. Besides, after the frac is over, the next step is called “flow-back”. Need I explain what happens during flow-back?

  3. Apparently they are experts only in SCARING PEOPLE! REALITY CHECK! 7/10ths of the world’s surface is covered with WATER. There are 310 MILLION CUBIC MILES of water out there, constantly evaporating and moving through the “hydrological cycle.” There are 1.1 TRILLION Gallons in ONE Cubic Mile. We could use BILLIONS and BILLIONS of gallons of the stuff for fracking, and not remove 1/10th of 1 percent of water from the “Hydrological Cycle.”

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