Oil rig

An EOG Resources oil rig is seen from County Road 135 on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Laramie County. Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Jacob Richard Byk

CHEYENNE – Statewide leaders in agriculture recently launched an initiative to clean oilfield wastewater for use in arid western states, hoping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint and improve the lives of ranchers and farmers.

“Just Add Water” would deliver new water sources to western states such as New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming – oil producers that typically see 15 inches of rainfall or less per year.

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