EPA Lets Energy Firms Pollute America’s Underground Water Supply

ProPublica: A primary concern about the proposed Keystone XL [3] oil pipeline is that a leak would contaminate the Ogallala aquifer, one of the nation's most important sources of drinking and irrigation water. InsideClimate News is republishing this investigative story from ProPublica [1] because it highlights another risk to U.S. aquifers: The EPA is allowing some of them to be used as dumping grounds. Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500......

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