Fracking industry fears local lizard could disrupt sand supply

Published: Thursday, 31 May 2018

Fresh calls for the dune sagebrush lizard to be listed as an endangered species threaten the boom in Permian Basin frac sand extraction.

The fracking industry in the US state of Texas has condemned renewed attempts to list the dune sagebrush lizard as an endangered species because such a move could choke off frac sand supply from the region.

A letter from the United States’ Center for Biological Diversity, delivered on May 8,...

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