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Inside EPA - 07/12/2019

States Seek Data To Enhance Produced Water Reuse As EPA Eyes New Rules

July 02, 2019
State regulators are outlining research needs that, if answered, could increase the feasibility of reusing produced water from oil and gas drilling, an approach that stands in contrast to EPA plans to ease regulatory requirements as a way to encourage the practice. The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), which represents state oil and gas regulators and environmental protection agencies, noted in a new report that regulators should better understand potential harms from reusing the water before allowing and encouraging its...


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