Jerry Brown Allows Frackers to Pollute Our Drinking Water

by Lauren Steiner In February of this year, the Associated Press reported that California's Department of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Regulation (DOGGR) had authorized oil companies to inject toxic fracking wastewater into aquifers that may be used as a source of drinking water or irrigation 2500 times. DOGGR officials admitted that they had erred saying they were confused about aquifer or oil field boundaries or they misinterpreted water safety requirements. Yet they have only shut down 23 of those wells. 46% of these 2500 wells were [...]