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Natural Gas

Water Use and Effects:

Flowback and Produced Waters: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovation: Proceedings of a Workshop. 2017. The National Academies Press. 100 pp

USGS Summary of Selected Studies Related to Possible Effects of Energy Development on Water Quantity

EPA Releases Update on Hydraulic Fracturing Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. (Storm Water Solutions, www.estormwater.com, 12/24/2012)


Tips for drilling mud application (June 2015 article by Sean Hubbard, Agricultural Communications Services)

Water-based drilling mud and wheat (February 2014 World of Wheat blog)

Soil salinity test and interpretation (January 2013 Plant & Soil Sciences Extension News article by Hailin Zhang)

Check with crop insurance provider prior to drilling mud application (January 2013 World of Wheat blog)




Mining Waste Byproduct Capable of Helping Clean Water Study shows that acid mine residuals can be used to remove phosphorus from agricultural and municipal wastewater.  Read the full article here.



E-1033 Wind Energy Leasing Handbook

De-mystifying water and wind laws (November 2010 issue of  The Division Triangle, by Ron Dahlgren)


Bio-energy crops

The Bioenergy Crop Production program conducts a variety of research projects.  Visit the Website.

OSU researcher making most of available water for bioenergy production (February 2013 article by Sean Hubbard, Agricultural Communications Services)