February 24, 2014
Natural gas under the scope. The wastewater from natural gas production continues to underlie the established positives. The environmental concerns are critical components to the fracking argument. This discourse is occurring in “Conn. considers ban on natural gas wastewater“.
“A year after approving a massive expansion of natural gas use in Connecticut, state lawmakers are considering a ban on storing or recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of gas exploration. Environmentalists back several bills intended to eliminate any possibility that Connecticut will be exposed to wastewater produced when chemical-laced water used to fracture underground rocks flows back during drilling. Transporting wastewater into Connecticut from sites used for natural gas fracturing, or fracking, in Pennsylvania or elsewhere is unlikely, the industry says. Still, environmentalists are seizing on any opportunity to limit or halt fracking,” reported Seattle PI.
“The legislation also raises the prospect that lawmakers want to have it both ways: expanding a statewide network of natural gas pipes and equipment while leaving it to others to clean up the mess.”
The fracturing proposition continues to hold weight on both sides of the political and environmental aisle. Wastewater will continue to be the point of attention until a solution or innovation is devised to eliminate the waste from the fracking production. The view of fracking may come to the economics or environmental choice to frack or not frack.