Day After EPA Finds Fracking Does Not Pollute Water, Top Oil Regulator Resigns Over Water Contamination

8 Jun 2015   Water

Put this one in the awkward file: just hours after the EPA released yet another massive study (literally, at just under 1000 pages ) which found no evidence that fracking led to widespread pollution of drinking water (an outcome welcome by the oil industry and its backers and criticized by environmental groups), the director of the California Department of Conservation, which oversees the agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, resigned as the culmination of a scandal over the contamination of California’s water supply by fracking wastewater dumping. An aerial view of pits containing production water from oil wells near California 33 and Lokern Road in Kern County This is what the allegedly impartial EPA said on Thursday when it released its long awaited study: “ we did not find evidence that [hydraulic fracking has] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United […]

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