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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 1:54:23 to 1:59:16
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Jim Matheson

1:52:32 to 1:54:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Matheson

Jim Matheson

1:54:05 to 1:54:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: in the future. domestic production of oil, natural gas and methane are essential to our natseion's economy. the term produced water refers to the water brought theo the -- to the surface during

David Loebsack

1:54:23 to 1:54:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: the extraction of these fossil fuels. for every barrel of oil generated in the u.s., 10 barrels of produced watts railroad created. since produced water se urprises 98% of all waste generated

David Loebsack

1:54:23 to 1:59:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Loebsack

David Loebsack

1:54:37 to 1:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: by petroleum production activities, handling and disposal liof this water can be a major impediment to efficiently increasing domestic oil production. this bill before us, h.r. 2339, the produce

David Loebsack

1:54:47 to 1:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: water utilization act, creates a research development and research program pr to promo te the benefits of reusefi of water produced in conne pction with oil and gas extraction. the program will focus

David Loebsack

1:54:59 to 1:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: on m improv ing safety and minimizing nd environmental impacts roduring produced water w recovery.er . it wil l reduce injection noose undergroun d formationsti and increase energy production

David Loebsack

1:55:12 to 1:55:24( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: throug h cost reductions. at a time when water supplies are dwindling and oil prices are high, a researcha program to turn wastewater into a clean, c reusable resource is just goodoo common sense.

David Loebsack

1:55:24 to 1:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: i ur ge all members to supportrt h.r. 2339. i reserve the balance of my time. the speake r pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman

David Loebsack

1:55:39 to 1:55:58( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: from texas. mr. hall : thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i thank mr.i matheson and his staff, fine staff, the staffs on both sides of the aisle, for f doing

David Loebsack

1:55:58 to 1:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: a very good job on this bill. madam speaker, i rise today of r course in support off h.r. 2339, the produced water utilization za act of 2008. i introduced h.r.nt 2339 in may of last year and

David Loebsack

1:56:10 to 1:56:26( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: it was recently reported out of three committee on science and technology by ay voice vote. it comes to the floor today with unanimous bipartisanan support. for those who are not familiar

David Loebsack

1:56:26 to 1:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: with t he term, the department of the interior definesef produced water as mainly salty water trapped in reserapvoir rock and nd brought up along with oil our gas during production. produced

David Loebsack

1:56:43 to 1:57:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: water cannot inno its current form b e used for any purpose and is most commonly reinjected into the ground at grea t expense to the smallo produc ers across the country. each barrel of

David Loebsack

1:57:00 to 1:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: oil o produced generates approximately 10 barrels of produceddu water. and we currently produce overce five billion gallonsve of produced water a day in the united states. that's enough water's

David Loebsack

1:57:11 to 1:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: to accommodate 14.3 million homeses a day. so as we are facing shortages in energy and water, my bill could not come --om could notou be more timely in my opinion. h.r. 2339 isr. legislation

David Loebsack

1:57:22 to 1:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: that has two main purposes.s. one, increasing domestic energy production by loring production costs for small producers, and two, increasing th e amount of water available for agric

David Loebsack

1:57:35 to 1:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: ultural irrigational, municipal, and industrial uses by making produced water usable. the produced p water w utilization act will provide important funding for research, development, demonstration,

David Loebsack

1:57:47 to 1:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: and commercial applicationca of technologies to purify and use produced water.at there's a critical interdependency between energy ee and water. water is needed to produce energy and the

David Loebsack

1:58:04 to 1:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: treatment and distribu tion of water requires energy, and as our population grows, so will the bans grow on both. according to a report by the department of energy on energy dependency

David Loebsack

1:58:21 to 1:58:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: on energy andcy water, quote, the lack ofac integrated i energy and water planning and management has already impacted energy production indu many basins and regions across the country. for

David Loebsack

1:58:35 to 1:58:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: example in t hree of the fastest growing regions in the country, the sunoutheast, sohwest, and the northwest new power plants have been opposed becausebe of potential negative impacts on water

David Loebsack

1:58:48 to 1:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: supplies. al so recent droughts and emerging limitations of l water resources have many states, including texas, south dakota, d wisconsin, and tennessee scrambling to develop water use

David Loebsack

1:59:00 to 1:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: w priorities for different water use sectors, unquote. we obviously need to take a serious look how we can avoid a water emergency crisis. my bill cert ainly helps. madam speaker, produce

Dan Burton

1:59:16 to 1:59:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the water is curre ntly consideredre an expensive nuisance by oil and gas producers, but p itt could be -- no it needs to be considered aa valuable,e, usable commodity wi th the research

Dan Burton

1:59:16 to 2:05:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

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