Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water

Hundreds attend meetings on reuse of fracked water

The Sierra Club’s position is that not enough is known about fracking wastewater to determine if it is safe for outside use, even after it is treated.  Along with high levels of salt, there are many hundreds of potential other chemicals, heavy metals, and even radionuclides in produced water. Before even considering treatment standards, we need much peer-reviewed research testing how the contents of the wastewater might impact crops, soil quality, or surface and groundwater.

Legislature 2020: Much to accomplish in not much time

Legislature 2020: Much to accomplish in not much time

The 2020 Legislative session kicks off on Jan. 21, and this year Environment Day will be on Jan. 28. As you may know, 2020 will be a short 30-day session, the purpose of which is to enact the state’s budget. This year, though, because our governor has made climate a priority, the Legislature will be hearing several clean-energy-related bills in addition to the state budget.