King Passes Water Recycling Bill

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For Immediate Release –
May 9, 2013
King Passes Water Recycling Bill
AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) successfully passed H.B 2767, a bill that removes impediments of water recycling in oil and gas production. The total water use for hydraulic fracturing in Texas has increased from about 11 billion gallons in 2008 to approximately 26 billion gallons in 2011.
Total water use is only expected to grow as studies project maximum water use up to approximately 58.5 billion a year by 2020. Under current practice, over 80% of all oil and gas wastewater is disposed in underground injection wells instead of being treated and re-used in drilling and hydro-fracturing activity. “H.B. 2767 seeks to establish a framework to encourage water recycling in the oil and gas industry, a crucial step we must take as oil and gas production water usage continues to grow,” King stated, “The recovery of oil and gas waste is essential to support growth in the Texas oil and gas industry while preserving our precious water resources that are so strained during this long drought.”
H.B. 2767 will now go to the Texas Senate for approval.
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  1. Senator_Blutarsky | Reply

    I can only assume from the recent – ” Pol. ad. paid for by Phil King.” – , that King alone now has the authority to ” pass ” a bill. This is landmark.

    Heretofore, a Bill – a proposed piece of legislation, is introduced , read, goes through various committees, procedures etc and is then voted on by a legislative body such as a house of representatives or a senate. Should a bill receive enough votes in both bodies it would then go to the chief of the executive branch ( a president or a governor ).

    A bill may “pass” one house and fail to pass in another. Or it may fail entirely, but for a piece of legislation to be considered as “passed” , it would have received sufficient votes by the entire chamber.

    From reading Phil Kings recent POLITICAL ADS , they could lead one to believe he-Phil King alone , now has the singular authority to “pass” a piece of legislation.

    I guess we can send the rest of the legislative bodies home, and retire them.

    Phil King alone seems to claim the authority to do it all.

    “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell

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