Stuff you need to know, 10.5.23

“‘Monster Fracks’ Are Getting Far Bigger. And Far Thirstier”
by Hiroko Tabuchi and Blacki Migliozzi, The New York Times
September 25, 2023

Increasingly complex oil and gas wells now require astonishing volumes of water to fracture the bedrock and release fossil fuels, threatening America’s fragile aquifers. The story specifically focuses on Texas, Colorado and New Mexico, where last May a coalition of tribes and environmental organizations sued the state, alleging that it had failed to protect its residents from the harms of fracking.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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