Toxic oil wastewater is being used to irrigate California crops. Big Oil has taken advantage of our farmers’ desperate need for water and is selling them oil wastewater—the water that’s been used in oil operations—at a cheap rate for irrigation.
Hundreds of chemicals are used in oil operations, and some of these are known to cause cancer, kidney failure and liver damage —and they could be in the oil wastewater that is being used on our fruits and vegetables.
For the next few weeks, we're going to be handing out information and collecting petition signatures all across the state. Join us and tell Gov. Brown and the State Water Board to prohibit the use of oil wastewater for crop irrigation in California.