Drought-Stricken California Let Oil Companies Inject Waste Into Drinkable Water Sources

Posted by Mike Confino, February 3, 2015

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The San Francisco Chronicle has a bombshell story showing that California regulators gave oil companies permission to inject chemical-laden wastewater into drinkable water sources underground.

The revelation comes as California enters another month of its epic, four-year drought, which has left some communities pumping out so much groundwater that the land is literally sinking. The state saw almost no rain in January, normally the wettest month of the year.

via Drought-Stricken California Let Oil Companies Inject Waste Into Drinkable Water Sources | ThinkProgress.