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Injection Wells

We're Getting More Man-Made Earthquakes In Parts Of The U.S., Geological Survey Says

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green

Man-made earthquakes associated with wastewater disposal wells from oil and gas extraction are on the rise in parts of the United States, according to...

Fracking Waste Affecting Water Supply In Dry California

ProPublica | Abrahm Lustgarten | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green

This article originally appeared on ProPublica. California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites an...

How The Feds Let Industry Pollute The Nation’s Underground Water Supply

Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 ...

The Trillion-Gallon Loophole

Posted 09.20.2012 | Green

From ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten: On a cold, overcast afternoon in January 2003, two tanker trucks backed up to an injection well site in a past...

Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us

Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid ...