Articles Tagged with ''river''

Local Water Supply Impacted by Montana Oil Spill

Water supplies affected by last Saturday's crude oil spill of up to 50,000 gallons along the Yellowstone River in Montana were deemed to be meeting federal safe drinking water standards as of Friday, the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said. Read More

Oil/Gas a Small Part of Water Problem, Part of Solution, Too

The volume of water used for mining -- which includes oil and gas extraction with fracking -- is miniscule compared to the amount used to irrigate crops, serve municipalities and supply manufacturers. But large-scale fracking is a relatively new use not without controversy, and that continues to draw scrutiny at a time when Texas and much of the West have been gripped by drought. Read More