OOPS: 3 Billion Gallons of Fracking Wastewater ‘Accidentally’ Pumped into California Aquifers

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Quick question: What in the hell is going on in California?

First, the state experiences an historic drought, which some have charged is actually being engineered.

Then, new legislation was passed just a few months ago which aims to control and regulate the use of groundwater on a never-before-seen level on one’s privately-owned land. These laws will even create agencies that basically serve as “water police.” Private wells will have to be registered and metered, and landowners who fail to comply will have their wells forcibly shut down by the government.

It’s to the point that $500-a-day fines are being handed out for not obeying water restrictions, people are turning into snitches and “droughtshaming” each other on social media, and if it continues, the cost of produce could soar nationwide (considering much of the country’s fruits and veggies are grown there).

Now, it has come to light that three billion gallons of fracking wastewater has “accidentally” been pumped into clean aquifers there.

Via Zero Hedge’s Tyler Durden:

Dear California readers: if you drank tapwater this morning (or at any point in the past few weeks/months), you may be in luck as you no longer need to buy oil to lubricate your engine: just use your blood, and think of the cost-savings. That’s the good news.

Also, the bad news, because as the California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifers, aquifers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, and are protected by the government’s EPA – an agency which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas companies to look elsewhere.

And the scariest words of admission one can ever hear from a government apparatchik: “In multiple different places of the permitting process an error could have been made.”[his emphasis, not mine]

Oops.

With natural gas — primarily shale natural gas from fracking — as the trendy new market in the U.S. and elsewhere, fracking operations are a booming business these days (and so are the earthquake swarms which have been tied to it in studies). The Council on Foreign Relations, the secretive para-government think tank, even issued a report explicitly identifying fracking as one of the main keys to new North American energy markets in the coming years.

Sadly, with a crony government that protects big business interests over people every chance it gets pretty much without fail, this probably won’t be the last time we see a disgusting headline like this in the coming years.

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  • Joe Lizak

    It was strong of you not to name the city or area of the water being poisoned.

    • Lout

      Kern County, according to Tyler Durden.

  • Rizzan

    Sadly, with a crony government that protects big business interests over people every chance it gets pretty much without fail, this probably won’t be the last time we see a disgusting headline like this in the coming years. It needed to be repeated.

    • Lout

      Per Tyler Durden, Kern County, CA.

  • TeaPartyPat949

    As always, no actual proof of any water contamination by fracking waste. None. Are these the same people who lied about fracking causing tap water to catch fire?

  • Lout

    Didn’t happen. Some dipstick calling itself Tyler Durden posted the lie to some little dipshit site and DS ran with it.

  • viction

    California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason
    Marshall, Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil
    and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million
    barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean
    aquifiers,
    aquifiers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that
    kind of activity, and are protected by the government’s EPA – an agency
    which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas
    companies to look elsewhere.

  • Swathi Krishna

    First, the state experiences an historic drought, which some have charged is actually being engineered.Then, new legislation was passed just a few months ago which aims to control and regulate the use of groundwater on a never-before-seen level on one’s privately-owned land.
    http://healthcare-schools.org/dental-assistant/california/