Petition to the EPA to Revise the Regulations for Aquifer Exemptions under the Safe Drinking Water Act, March 2016

March 22, 2016

NRDC, Clean Water Action, Powder River Basin Resource Council and New Mexico Environmental Law Center submitted a petition urging the EPA to repeal or amend the aquifer exemption rules to protect drinking water sources and uphold the Safe Drinking Water Act. The petition demonstrates that the existing rules have allowed the contamination of numerous aquifers that could have provided drinking water, and maybe even some that are currently being used as drinking water.