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2012-09-05. For Farms in the West, Oil Wells are Thirsty Rivals

posted Sep 7, 2012, 4:44 PM by Lisa Ou
 | by Jack Healy, The NY Times. An article relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 3. Excerpt: A new race for water is rippling through the drought-scorched heartland, pitting farmers against oil and gas interests, driven by new drilling techniques that use powerful streams of water, sand and chemicals to crack the ground and release stores of oil and gas…this summer’s record-breaking drought, which dried up wells and ruined crops, has only amplified those concerns…. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/us/struggle-for-water-in-colorado-with-rise-in-fracking.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120906