So take a look at the hoses in the photo. Big gage hoses. That’s enough water to blow your face off and then some. This is fracking. It’s also fracking in the desert. Take a look on the map in Flickr to see just where this fracking is happening: in what was once called the Mustang Desert. They’re pulling the water out of the Frio River. At a time when the Rio Grande Valley is in extreme drought (this is where all your grapefruit is grown, among other crops). My previous post, just down the road from this one, was about flaring natural gas. So within a few miles of each other you’ve got absolutely tremendous waste.
What’s even worse is some folk who own these big ranches that can prove they’ve taken an agricultural bath so to speak, can get their loans written off.