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Protect Alameda County's water from toxic oil waste

Action: Stop Pollution

December 19, 2016   Action Alert ID# 460

 

The next aquifer that California state oil regulators will consider exempting from protection under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act -- the Greenville Sands -- lies adjacent to the city of Livermore in Alameda County.

We know that there are many similar applications across California. Regulators are in the process of rubber-stamping operations like this one and attempting to get aquifers exempted from the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. To do so the state must first approve an application, then send it to the EPA for a final stamp. That's right -- in the middle of a drought, the industry and state want to destroy scores of aquifers that may affect thousands of people.

If approved, exemptions would allow the oil industry to contaminate underground water sources with dangerous chemicals -- an unthinkable move even if California weren't in the midst of a devastating drought.

This shouldn't happen in Alameda County; this shouldn't happen anywhere. Now is the time to build off Alameda County's fracking ban and protect our water from becoming a garbage dump for this toxic, greedy industry. With the possibility of a gutted EPA under Trump, California must take charge and ensure its water is protected.

Act now to urge your state legislators to hold regulators accountable and deny Big Oil's application to pollute.

December 19, 2016   Action Alert ID# 460

 

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