We are working to ensure that aquifers that could be used for drinking water are not sacrificed to the fossil fuel industry. Aquifer exemptions prioritize the fossil fuel industry over drinking water by writing off groundwater forever.
New Report Raises Questions About Colorado Oil and Gas Injection Wells and Threat to Drinking Water Sources
“Turning over aquifers to fossil fuel companies for injection should only be done with the most extreme caution - if at all. Colorado regulators do not even keep a list of which aquifers have been handed over to the industry, and EPA’s list is full of holes,” said report author, Andrew Grinberg.
Groups Petition EPA to Stop Letting Industry Dump Chemicals, Waste in Potential Drinking Water Sources
In light of elevated concern about drinking water, the public has a right to expect that sacrificing any potential drinking water source would be subject to the highest level of scrutiny.
The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.
Oil and gas companies in Texas have been injecting wastewater and other fluids in potential drinking water sources with a green light from the Railroad Commission.