During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies

“There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas. And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are.”

Have Shale Plays Hijacked Our Energy Future?

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“Ten percent of the Lower 48 has been leased by oil companies. That’s more acreage than we plant in corn and wheat. Oil and gas extraction is now the dominant land use on the continent.