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document May 14, 2015

Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Filded against California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club to stop the daily and unlawful injection of millions of gallons of oil wastewater into California’s protected underground water supplies.

Oil industry wastewater injection wells. Illegal injections are contaminating underground water in scores of aquifers across the state, from Monterey to Kern and Los Angeles counties.
(Photos by Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources)
Press Release May 14, 2015

Groups Aim to End Unlawful Pollution of California’s Protected Water Sources

Statement from Earthjustice Staff Attorney Will Rostov

Oil industry wastewater injection wells. Illegal injections are contaminating underground water in scores of aquifers across the state, from Monterey to Kern and Los Angeles counties.
(Photos by Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources)
case May 7, 2015

Halting Illegal Dumping of Oil Waste Into California’s Imperiled Water Supplies

A lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club, challenges ‚Äúunderground injection control‚ÄĚ regulations from California‚Äôs Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). The regulations allow oil companies to continue injecting oil industry wastewater and other fluids into protected aquifers until February…

document May 7, 2015

Complaint: DOGGR Injection Wells Challenge

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Verified Petition for Writ of Mandate

An oil industry wastewater injection well. Illegal injections are contaminating underground water in scores of aquifers across the state, from Monterey to Kern and Los Angeles counties.
(Photo by Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources)
Press Release May 7, 2015

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste Into California’s Imperiled Water Supplies

Environmental groups challenge ‚Äėemergency‚Äô rules permitting unlawful contamination of protected aquifers

Inyecciones ilegales est√°n contaminando las aguas subterr√°neas en las puntuaciones de los acu√≠feros desde Monterrey a los condados de Kern y Los √Āngeles.
(Photo by Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources)
Press Release May 7, 2015

Demanda Judicial Busca Detener el Vertido Ilegal de Residuos Tóxicos de Petróleo a las Amenazadas Reservas de Agua de California

Grupos ambientalistas impugnan las reglas ‚Äėde emergencia‚Äô que permiten la contaminaci√≥n il√≠cita de acu√≠feros protegidos