Protect California's Drinking Water From Toxic Oil Waste
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.
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Please take action by Feb. 28, 2017.
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