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Helping Central Valley Farmers Fight Oil Companies

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

Bakersfield, California

We've joined the team of attorneys representing Kern County farmers against multiple oil companies, the California Resources Corporation, Western States Petroleum Association, the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), and various state and local officials. Our clients have alleged that the government acted in concert with the oil companies to improperly allow injections of salt water into fresh water aquifers in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. This, in turn, has contaminated the groundwater and harmed the farmers' crops. The matter will be decided in federal court in Fresno, California.



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