Overpressurized Aquifers Threaten Drinking Water

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A new report from the Washington, D.C-based Environmental Action Center (EAC) on California’s underground injection program finds the oil industry has been overpressurizing aquifers for decades and jeopardizing nearby drinking water sources.

"In Monterey and Fresno counties, injection projects were allowed to continue despite clear evidence of technical failures, injection zone pressure issues, and missing data and documentation; regulatory measures not only required by law, but critical to safe operation.”

 Read more here.


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