Fracking and drought

Posted Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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If the city of Fort Worth isn’t to blame for raising our water rates, who is?

Who’s to blame for allowing the energy companies to pump city water from hydrants directly into behemoth fracking operations and allowing them to take unlimited amounts from our rivers, lakes and reservoirs during a drought?

Who’s to blame for limiting the times and the days residents are allowed to water, while permitting the energy companies to take million gallons of our drinking water without recycling a single drop?

So instead of punishing Fort Worth residents for conserving water, isn’t it about time that the city force the energy companies to recycle their water, monitor their wells and, during a drought, “just say no to fracking”?

— Sharon Austry, Fort Worth

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