Can't you imagine in some backroom, probably in DC, a bunch of 20 something policy wonks coming up with this brain child, "Here's an idea, let's become reliant on an energy source based in the desert that is dependent upon the use of H2O!"
Here is to all the beltway politicians taking aim at fracking.
I don't think their efforts are aimed at protecting the environment, but rather the elimination of all hydrocarbons to fulfill the wants of the their radical left.
From the NY Times
"But then things got messy. The company revealed that its preferred method of cooling the power plants would consume 1.3 billion gallons of water a year, about 20 percent of this desert valley’s available water."
"Here is an inconvenient truth about renewable energy: It can sometimes demand a huge amount of water. Many of the proposed solutions to the nation’s energy problems, from certain types of solar farms to biofuel refineries to cleaner coal plants, could consume billions of gallons of water every year."