21 Sep '11, 5pm

How Fracking Can Become a Force for Environmental Good

How Fracking Can Become a Force for Environmental Good

A few weeks ago, while on vacation far from concerns of my energy and utility clients, I was pretty near Heaven… looking out over willows and prairie, enjoying a Snake River Lager, and taking in a gorgeous Teton sunset in Wyoming. It had just rained, and the air was sweet and fresh. About the last on my mind was smog. Ozone alerts ? This is rural Wyoming, not Los Angeles. But as the sun set over Jackson Hole that evening, my host Matt told me about his recent experience working in the oil and gas business. "It's definitely getting better, as far as the environment goes." He said there was hardly any regulation when he started twenty years ago. Now more and more operators he works for are using a "closed cycle" approach: reusing their drilling and fracking fluids. "But even then, we're seeing ozone alerts -- from all the trucks bringing in the water." More than 25,000 new w...

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