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Ten reasons fracking California is stupid idea - Grist: David Roberts at Grist lists "Ten reasons why frackin...

David Roberts at Grist lists Ten reasons why fracking for dirty oil in California is a stupid idea . As with any fracking, water is a huge concern: 5. Water is always a problem in California, a state that lurches from drought to drought and suffers constant bickering between cities, farmers, fishers, and everyone else over the dwindling resource. According to industry figures [PDF], every fracking well uses between 80,000 and 300,000 gallons of water. (That probably means they use way more than that in reality.) In addition, as Food & Water Watch says in this informative issue brief , “Increasing demand for fresh water, leaking toxic waste pits, well-cementing failures and injection of chemicals underground all post serious short- and long-term water risk.” Is this how Californians want to use their dwindling water? To expedite the export of dirty oil? Roberts' post is the...

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