|Hey Fracking Industry, could spare 5 million gallons of water??|
On Tuesday, the US Dept of Agriculture made it official. The Lone Star state has been declared a disaster area because of the ongoing severe drought. Unbelievably, oil & gas wells continue to be fracked at a cost of at least 5 million gallons of water each.
Additionally, the Texas Railroad Commission continues to award hundreds of permits for new wells to be fracked. No word yet on whether the drought is directly related for this apparent insanity. Neither is there any word on whether anyone at the TRRC will be charged with any crime, since by all measures, their complicity in the water-intensive, fracking boom surely appears criminal.