BIG POLLUTERS ARE ILLEGALLY DUMPING WASTE INTO THE WATER SUPPLY: SHUT THEM DOWN!
Californians are outraged. In this time of severe and prolonged drought — while we’re struggling to conserve water and worried for the future of our communities — our own state government has been permitting oil and gas companies to inject vast quantities of hazardous waste fluid into our aquifers.
Amazingly, despite the danger to our water, state regulators are allowing illegal injection wells to remain open for months, some until October 2015, others until December 2016, in violation of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We are in the midst of an extreme drought. Allowing oil companies to pump toxic chemicals into our groundwater is unacceptable.
The comment period closes on April 14th. Make an official comment to urge the immediate shutdown of illegal injection wells now.