Silencing Those Who Would Scrutinize Disposal of Drilling Wastewater

A procedure that removes contaminated water is raising concerns.

It sounds risky to some people: getting rid of contaminated water by injecting down into the ground.

The fear is that it’ll leak into the huge reservoirs of “groundwater” that people drink or that farmers and ranchers use. In Austin last week, a state agency that regulates the oil drilling industry considered what a big oil company wanted to do: keep some of those concerns from hampering its efforts to get rid of its  wastewater.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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