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6 Investigates Follows-Up: Govt. pushes for more fracking below city reservoir

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 18:21:24-05

There’s probably oil and gas beneath Choke Canyon, itself a large link in the city’s water supply chain, and now the federal government wants to open thousands of acres below the lake for oil and gas fracking.The moves comes about a year after the government leased about 1,600 acres for fracking below Choke Canyon, over the protests of not only environmental concerns, but, the City of Corpus Christi.It’s a situation we’ve been following for quite some time and, as always, the public is invited to comment on this latest push.  Here’s the website to tell the government whether or not you support their proposed lease sale, which is now slated for December.  The comment period is closing on Friday.

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