The Zenergy company has already approved 12 new APD's since that time with at least 31 more scheduled to be fully completed before the end of October and 60 completed before the snow flies and this is just ONE company. (Additional oil well information can be found here: https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/) The representative from Zenergy is a women named Kelley Bryan, she's based out of Tulsa, OK and is the Williston Basin Land Manager for Zenergy.
told me that most, if not all, of the wells in the Bakken have to be fracked in order to get to the oil.
The fracking process (which uses up to 2500 chemicals) requires 100 full semi water trucks for EACH well (upwards of 3 million gallons).
said as much as possible they try to reuse the fracking water for each well but that it is all eventually pumped UNTREATED into a pre-drilled disposal well.
said none of the disposal well sites were on TRUST land (but she
didn't say anything about fee land) and that there are sites near Saddle Butte and Watford City just off of the reservation where these disposal wells are located.
mentioned the Dakota/Lakota area as being very porous and a good site for the disposal wells for the fracking water.
Those wells have no lining, there is nothing stopping the fracking water from moving into underground water sources and contaminating them.
confirmed this, it is because of a stipulation within the Clean Water Act and they can do this without permits.
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