Fracking and water conservation don't mix
I’ve always loved spring and summer for the joy of working to grow and maintain a lush lawn, including ample watering. Today, I can scarcely turn on a faucet without hesitation. And, I regret the thousands of gallons of water I’ve dumped on grass.
There is a water emergency facing our state. Hydraulic fracturing “fracking” uses huge amounts of water to blast through rock to retrieve oil or gas trapped inside. The industry boom in Texas, added to the severe drought conditions we endure, have put our water supplies in jeopardy.
Lawmakers have written a resolution to amend our constitution approving a $2.5 billion transfer from the economic stabilization “rainy day” fund
into a fund created for water infrastructure projects (www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/SJ00001I.pdf.
Do your part to conserve water, neighbors. Election day is Nov. 5. Vote yes on Senate Joint Resolution 1.
Martha Stark Dolese