In Texas, which is suffering dangerous drought conditions, fracking continues even as water use by citizens is restricted, the landscape wilts and the animal life dies. (Source)


Mostly No. According to the latest data from the Texas Water Development Board, oil and natural gas development account for less than one percent of total water use in Texas. Overall, mining activities (which includes oil and gas development) used about 0.14 million acre feet of water in 2015. For comparison, irrigation and municipal water use accounted for over 6.2 million acre feet and 4.23 million acre-feet of water use in 2015, respectively. Texas does have its spells of drought, but to suggest fracking is preventing residents from having drinking water is beyond misleading.

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