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Video: Water Management is in Everyone’s Interest

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 21, 2012

Check out this video by WPX Energy that describes the careful way energy companies are using water from Donegal Lake in south central Pennsylvania for hydraulic fracturing.

Regulatory Manager David Freudenrich notes that water levels in the lake are carefully monitored to make sure the lake has plenty of water for fishing and surface recreation. Below certain levels companies aren’t allowed to draw water for fracking. They also can’t draw lake water at the beginning of trout season, Freudenrich says. Take a look:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.