Gas fracturing trades one scarce resource for another

San Angelo Standard-Times-Ken Rainwater, a hydrology professor at Texas Tech University, said water use for oil and gas exploration pales in comparison to municipal and agricultural use.

Plastic-lined pits holding millions of gallons of blue-green water are tucked away in fields chock-full of withering mesquite trees.

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Ken Rainwater, a hydrology professor at Texas Tech University, said water use for oil and gas exploration pales in comparison to municipal and agricultural use.

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