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BMP ID: 8596
Title: Carefully consider hydraulic fracturing before employing it as a technique
Text: Hydraulic Fracturing: This method should be carefully considered before its employment as a technique in oil and gas operations due to its ability to negatively impact water supplies and nearby dwellings.
Source Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Citation Section: Appendix B: Emerging Technologies Compatible with Directional Drilling
Citation Page: 21
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1512
Laramie, Wyoming  82073  United States
Phone:(307) 742-7978     Alt. Phone:
Fax:(307) 742-7989     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Water Quality and Pollution
Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Western Region
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
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Date Entered: 2011-04-27 16:08 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-05-05 12:29 UTC