WV Trade Groups Defend Antero’s Wastewater Recycling Facility

The heads of both WVONGA (West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association) and IOGA WV (Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia) teamed up to write a column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail by touting (defending?) Antero Resources’ Clearwater Facility–a $275 million frack wastewater recycling facility due to go online later this year. WVONGA and IOGA WV use the Clearwater Facility as evidence of the industry’s efforts at becoming more “green” (environmentally friendly) year in and year out. They point out that our air is getting cleaner, and our water is getting cleaner too. Last fall Antero responded to so-called environmentalists who were criticizing the facility (see Antero Responds to Critics of New WV Wastewater Facility). You would think “environmentalists” would be in favor of recycling and reusing frack wastewater, rather than pumping it down a hole into the ground. But no, they continue to harp on the facility–which points out their own hypocrisy. Here’s what WVONGA and IOGA WV had to say about the soon-opening Clearwater Facility…

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