US Must Balance Energy Needs, Water Demands, GAO Says

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Congress and federal agencies must collaborate to develop effective policies to balance the U.S.'s energy and water needs as development projects such as natural gas drilling and biofuel production consume increasing amounts of water, a government report said Monday.

The report, released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, said energy and water planning — which involves lawmakers, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as state and local agencies, industries and environmental groups — results in decisions made about one...
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