September – October 2020, Volume 48, Number 5

They’re baaccck! That’s right, Aethon Energy is back before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) trying again to get approval for their previously rejected proposal to inject 20,000 barrels per day of polluted oil and gas wastewater from the Moneta Divide field into the Madison Aquifer. Because this is a freshwater aquifer, Aethon is required to request an aquifer exemption, which allows industry to pollute an aquifer for industrial purposes and exempts it from any further protections under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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