Fracking in Water-Stressed Zones Increases Risks to Communities – and Energy Producers

Posted by Sandra Postel
Feb 6, 2014 5:15 PM ET
Even as concerns arise about the threats hydraulic fracturing poses to water quality and human health, a new study released yesterday finds that the water demands of the “fracking” process are adding considerably to localized water depletion, especially in parts of Texas, Colorado, and California. (Vote and comment: “How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?“)