Thursday, February 26, 2015

It Had to Happen

Leave it to the deceptive underbelly of the fossil fuel industry to finally show its complete disregard for the real concerns of  the environment and clean water:

Los Angeles Times
Breaking news

Hundreds of pits filled with oil wastewater discovered in Kern County

Los Angeles Times | February 26, 2015 | 6:41 PM

Unbeknown to state officials, oil producers in Kern County have been disposing of chemical-laden wastewater in hundreds of unlined trenches in the ground without proper permits, according to an inventory that regional water officials completed this week.

The Los Angeles Times obtained the results of the survey conducted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, which uncovered more than 300 pits that officials previously didn't know existed.


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