GAO Says EPA Not Doing its Job Defending Drinking Water from Oil and Gas Industry’s Wastewater

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Article courtesy of Ian James | April 12th, 2016 | The Desert Sun | Shared as educational material

Recently, a government audit from the Government Accountability Office, GAO, blamed the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for not sufficiently defending drinking water supplies from the expanding amount of wastewater created by the oil and gas commercial enterprises. According to the audit, the EPA had not done suitable oversight of projects that manage infusion wells where common oil and gas companies send tons of wastewater into the ground. Therefore, they cannot appropriately evaluate whether wellsprings of drinking water are being secured the nation over. Read more about the controversy that the EPA is facing here: http://desert.sn/1oUhpKO.

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