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Fracking Is Already Straining U.S. Water Supplies

Some of America's most intensive oil and gas development is occurring in drought-prone regions where water is scarce.

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As the Ceres report concludes:

Shale energy development highlights the fact that our water resources were already vulnerable before additional demands were introduced. Regulators, water managers and ultimately all significant economic players who rely on abundant supplies of water must double-down their efforts to better manage this limited and most precious resource.

Tom Kenworthy is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

 
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