State environmental regulators have gathered in Washington DC for their first meting since President Trump took office along with Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the EPA.
Dozens from around the U.S. are on hand for the spring meeting of the Environmental Council of States or ECOS.
Pruitt will keynote the event on Friday. But the two-day event will include a presentation and discussion of the Shale Gas Caucus and the Reuse of Produced Water Beyond the Oil Patch. The discussion will also focus on the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and its “Water for 2060 Produced Water Report.” It will include the Oklahoma governor’s initiative launched in December to re-use or recycle water produced in oil and gas operations.
Among Oklahomans registered to attend were Oklahoma Energy and Environment Secretary Michael Teague and Ryan Steadley, Executive Director of the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations.