OK Governor: States Best Positioned Solve Energy, Water Issues

Posted October 6, 2015 at 9:05am

The Oklahoman reports: “Touching on hot-button issues such as triggered earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said [that] states are best positioned to come up with solutions involving energy development and water usage.”  

“Fallin, the incoming chairwoman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, said many good policy ideas start at the local level. She was the lunchtime keynote speaker at a joint meeting of the commission, the Ground Water Protection Council and the National Rural Water Association.”  

“Fallin said energy and water interests worked together a few years ago when concerns were raised over the chemical contents of hydraulic fracturing fluid. The fluid is mostly water but can contain small or trace amounts of chemicals. The result was FracFocus.org, an online registry that is used in some form by 24 states.”