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State documents reveal nearly 3 billion gallons of frack water illegally released into Central California aquifers – meanwhile Big Oil donates $250,000 to Props 1 and 2 campaigns

2 Nov

This article discusses the implications behind campaign donations made for Props 1 and 2 by Aera Energy, “one of California’s largest oil and gas producers…”, owned by Shell and Exxon. 

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/19/18762989.php

The author wonders, ” is the oil industry backing the bond so that the taxpayers will foot the bill, rather than Big Oil, for the clean up of water in aquifers contaminated by fracking wastewater filled with toxic chemicals?”

“The documents also reveal that Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board testing found high levels of arsenic, thallium and nitrates, contaminants sometimes found in oil industry wastewater, in water-supply wells near these waste-disposal operations. (http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/fracking-10-06-2014.html)”

I found this article when I was looking into Sean Parker, and why he had donated so much money and time to the Props 1 & 2 campaigns. Instead I found this stuff about Big Oil.  Ironically, while I sat posting this I was watching Matt Groening kick the shit out of fracking on The Simpsons.