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California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers, aquifiers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, and are protected by the government's EPA - an agency which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas companies to look elsewhere.
“It’s inexcusable,” said Hollin Kretzmann, at the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco. “At (a) time when California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, we’re allowing oil companies to contaminate what could otherwise be very useful ground water resources for irrigation and for drinking. It’s possible these aquifers are now contaminated irreparably.”
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: signalfire
How do you accidentally pump 3 billion gallons?
The BS is real!
As if Cali didn't have enough water problems.
California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump 3 billion gallons...
originally posted by: CB328
Yes, business as usual, but no one wants to blame the business for some reason, and are just screaming about the government agency, how typical.
originally posted by: signalfire
When do these crimes against nature and people become truly punishable for the amount of damage they cause?