ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With drought a constant consideration for New Mexico, state and federal officials are warning that decisions about water are growing more complicated and opportunities to tap untraditional sources should be considered.
The state, with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has drafted a document that outlines areas where regulations can be streamlined to encourage the treatment and reuse of wastewater that comes from oil
Dusty Read checks the clean water tank Dec. 5, 2017 at Challenger Water Solutions’ water recycling system demonstration facility. Consisting of a control room container and two containers that do the actual water cleaning, the entire system can be transported on two semi trucks. The system, primarily focused on oil fracking operations at the moment, is price competitive with pumping ground water according to the company. Photo: William Luther, Staff … [more…]
A fracking site situated on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas. The EPA, under Scott Pruitt’s leadership, wants to allow fracking waste in the Gulf of Mexico without understanding its impact on marine and human life. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
As the Trump administration moves to gut Obama-era clean water protections