Constant Changes at the EPA Affect Fracking Industries

A couple of things that the 2016 election has shown us is that the United States is more divided on issues than ever before and that change is the new constant. With just a few weeks in office, President Trump has managed to upend much of what previous administrations had established, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is no exception. Mr. Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to the position as head of the EPA, and with recent developments in the fracking industry, there are sure to be a variety of changes, both good and troublesome for the industry.

Last year, the EPA published a study titled, “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report).” This report diverged from earlier releases that stated that certain fracking practices may be dangerous to drinking water sources to the point where the final report states, “The EPA found scientific evidence that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances. The report identifies certain conditions under which impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities can be more frequent or severe…Data gaps and uncertainties limited EPA’s ability to fully assess the potential impacts on drinking water resources locally and nationally.” In addition to this, the EPA just settled a court suit and will be reevaluating oil and gas waste standards for the first time in several decades due to the court agreement.

What does this mean for the fracking industry and related companies?

Depending on the final decisions that the EPA make, this will dictate how both fracking operations and associated companies have to run moving forward. This will especially impact the options available to get rid of and manage used fracking fluid. However, this also gives the opportunity for fracking operations to work with leaders in waste water disposal and management, like Waste Water Solutions.

You shouldn’t have to worry about if the wastewater leaving your site is appropriately cared for and follows regulations. That’s our job! We work hard to follow national and local water regulations to provide our clients with quality products and services. When you opt for above ground water storage tanks for rent or sale with Waste Water Solutions, you’re opting for a quality product that will help properly contain wastewater and protect the environment around it. We also offer a variety of wastewater processing options that take wastewater and bring it to an appropriate level that is compliant with up-to-date federal regulations. This way you don’t have to worry about what happens when the fluid leaves your site. You can also trust that the products onsite will protect your employees and the area around them through innovative above ground water storage tank solutions.

With all the constant change happening in the United States on many levels, don’t be surprised by changes in regulations. Turn to Well Water Solutions for your wastewater disposal needs, and we’ll keep track of these regulations for you! Contact us today for more information about our products and services.

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