Representatives of the natural gas drilling industry said at a joint state House committee hearing Wednesday that they were working to reduce their water consumption, mainly through recycling water.
Water shortages and safety in regard to hydraulic fracturing were the big topics of the day at the hearing of the House Energy and the Natural Resources committees.
The committees heard from at least 20 people who represented mining or drilling interests. Fewer than half of that total spoke on behalf of environmental organizations.
In addition to testimony from industry representatives and environmentalists, members of the Texas Railroad Commission said that ...