Calif. Oil Regulator To Scrutinize Injection Well Rules

Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 5:48 PM ET) -- California's oil and gas regulator said Friday it would review the state’s rules for injection wells to ensure they fully comply with the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in the wake of concerns about groundwater contamination at a number of wells. 

The California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources made the announcement two weeks after it ordered seven oil production companies to shut down 11 wastewater disposal wells to avoid potential harm to groundwater aquifers in Kern County. There are more than...
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