Environmental Group Urges EPA To Immediately Shut Down Fracking Disposal Wells

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Attorneys for the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on Feb. 2 sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection, requesting the immediate closure of hundreds of hydraulic fracturing disposal wells currently injecting oil industry wastewater directly into protected aquifers in California.

(Letter available. Document #94-150210-024X.)

Drinking Water

The attorneys argue that the State of California has failed to protect residential drinking water or uphold the law; therefore, action by the EPA administrator is legally required.

“In the midst of an unprecedented...
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