Water is essential for the extraction of fossil fuels particularly natural gas. Some of the world’s largest oil companies are getting together to better manage these water resources. IPIECA (a global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues) are launching a water stewardship framework at a side event of World Water Week.
While better management is always a good thing, using precious water resources to extract hydrocarbons (the leading cause of climate change) can only be described as an egregious example of greenwash.
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