Meter Reading: Fort Worth Bans Disposal Wells, Water Scarcity Puts Security and Commerce at Risk, Expanded Use of Natural Gas, and More

Fort Worth Bans Disposal Wells “The City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday night to prohibit saltwater disposal wells, meaning that wastewater from natural gas drilling and production will continue to be trucked out of the city,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. “For months, the city had considered lifting the moratorium on saltwater disposal wells to relieve truck traffic and to provide protection for far north Fort Worth neighborhoods that would be near wells just outside the city limits.”

Water Scarcity Puts Security and Commerce at Risk ”One of climate change’s biggest impacts is on water systems,” Forbes writes. “Unreliable water can impact both corporate bottom lines and jeopardize natural security, as two recent reports point out.”

Expanded Use for Natural Gas ”As horizontal drilling and the controversial extraction technique known as fracking have made domestically produced natural gas more available and sharply cheaper, that gas has been widely embraced by industry, electric utilities and trucking fleets,” the New York Times reports.

Fast Food Can Make Green By ‘Going Green’ Time looks at how some fast food restaurants are using green campaigns to improve their image and increase sales.

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