California Oilfield Operators Refuse To Report Water Usage, In Violation Of The Law

http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/08/21/california-oil-and-gas-companies-refuse-report-water-usage-violation-law

How much water does California’s oil and gas industry actually use? We still don’t know, despite a 2014 law signed by Governor Jerry Brown that went into effect this year requiring companies to report on all water produced, used and disposed of by oilfield operations. Oil and gas regulators with California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) missed the first reporting deadline, April 30, claiming they had simply received too much data to process in time. But now we know there was probably another reason: hundreds of companies had flat out refused to obey the law. In fact, more than 100 companies still refuse to comply with the water reporting requirements altogether. Click here for reuse options! Tags: DOGGRDivision of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resourcesoilwaterwater pollutionInjection Wellscaliforniaoilfield wastewater

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