PSE executive director testifies on reasons to maintain a USDW-equivalent definition during oil and gas development

Pursuant to Senate Bill 4 (2013, Pavley), the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is required to revisit its definition of protected groundwater by 2020. PSE Executive Director Seth Shonkoff, PhD, MPH, was invited to brief the SWRCB on the importance of protecting groundwater resources during oil and gas development. The presentation focused on the need to establish and maintain criteria that protects groundwater resources at least equivalent to the standards and definitions of underground sources of drinking water (USDW) under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Dr. Shonkoff’s presentation is available here or can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

Dr. Shonkoff and other State Water Board staff’s presentations that took place during this workshop are available to view in the recorded webcast below: