This photo taken late 2009 and made available by Diamond Offshore Drilling Monday Feb. 22, 2010 shows the semi-submersible oil drilling rig the Ocean Guardian under tow in British coastal waters. (AP Photo/Diamond Offshore drilling, ho)

The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules For Drillers That Inject Pollutants Into the Earth

On a cold, overcast afternoon in January 2003, two tanker trucks backed up to an injection well site in a pasture outside Rosharon, Texas. There, under a steel shed, they began to unload thousands of gallons of wastewater for burial deep beneath the earth. The waste – the byproduct of oil and gas drilling – […]

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