Eagle Ford: Landowners unite to protect property rights, aquifer
Diane Savage, chair of the Wilson County Water Action Project (right), reads a letter from Wilson County Pct. 4 Commissioner Larry Wiley as Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini listens attentively during the welcome portion of a Nov. 1 meeting in Stockdale regarding injection wells to dispose of frac water.
STOCKDALE -- Land-owners in the Eagle Ford shale oil and gas exploration counties are now facing a new challenge. While landowners negotiate how much to lease their land for oil and gas exploration, a second challenge is drifting into the Eagle Ford shale play -- protecting groundwater as companies utilize injection wells to dispose of brine and salt water, also known as frac water. On a national average, for each barrel of crude oil produced, approximately 10 barrels of salt water are produced as well. . . .
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