A Texas Tragedy: Ample Oil, No Water

As if New Mexico's situation weren't bad enough!  When will the madness end??


By Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian UK

12 August 13


Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty.


everly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did not prepare her for the night last month when she turned on the tap and discovered the tiny town where she had made her home for 35 years was out of water.

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  • commented 2013-08-22 19:23:27 -0700
    I wonder if here is anything or any place that would deter the relentless search for oil? This is despite the fact that today’s proven reserves (of oil, gas and coal) are enough o cok most of humanity with 100-200 years.