More on Coast Guard Plan to Allow Barging of Frack Wastewater

greenlightLast week MDN told you the U.S. Coast Guard is in the process of green lighting the barge shipment of frack wastewater and brine (see Coast Guard Green Lights Barge Transport of Frack Wastewater). MDN has tracked down the 25-page proposed policy “letter” issued by the Coast Guard–the rules that will need to be followed by those who want to use barges to ship wastewater (full copy embedded below). In addition, we also discovered the website the Coast Guard is using to elicit public comments.

So far, there are nine comments on the public comment page (they’re currently displaying only nine of 29 they’ve received), all of them against barge shipment of frack wastwater (see this page). MDN editor Jim Willis filled out his own comment in support of barge shipments (which hopefully will show up soon). What about other pro-drillers who read MDN? You might want to consider stopping by this page to leave a comment that supports barge shipments of frack wastewater…

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