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Protect California's Drinking Water From Toxic Oil Waste

Pumpjack

California state oil regulators recently asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exempt a San Luis Obispo aquifer from protection under the Safe Drinking Water Act in order to use it as a dumping ground for toxic oil waste.

This outrageous move would allow the oil industry to contaminate an underground water source with dangerous chemicals. In the midst of a devastating drought, polluting our precious water is unacceptable.

We know that many similar applications across the state are waiting on the outcome of this application, which will set a precedent for the security of all other aquifers in California.

If the EPA approves the exemption, California's precious aquifers will become trash dumps for the oil industry. This decision has a potential impact on water for thousands of communities across California.

EPA Region 9 is considering the fate of California's water right now, and that's why they need to hear from you. Join us to demand they deny Big Oil's application to pollute.


Please take action by June 30, 2017.

Photo of pumpjack courtesy Flickr Commons/Farhad Amoor.

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