Andrew Grinberg - Special Projects Manager

Oklahoma Drinking Water At Risk

Oklahoma groundwater at risk. Trump and Pruitt want to make it worse.

April 6, 2017

A new report released by Clean Water Action has exposed major problems in Oklahoma’s oversight of the oil and gas industry. In addition to causing a huge spike in earthquakes, now it appears that injection wells may have also contaminated potential drinking water sources.

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The REINS Act: A threat to good government and clean water.

March 13, 2017

Republicans in Congress and the Trump Administration are saying “regulatory reform” a lot. They are using this innocuous label to hide that their agenda poses a direct threat to clean water and more.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Stop Another Giveaway to Oil and Gas

February 10, 2017

Congress is at it again. Big polluters and their friends are pushing an extreme agenda to gut our most important environmental, health and public protections. The attacks have started fast and furious, with handouts to the oil, gas and coal industry emerging as a top priority for Congressional Republicans.

Senator Markey (D-MA) and the Wheel of Giveaways. Screenshot from CSPAN

Oil, Gas, and Coal Calling the Shots

February 6, 2017

If the first month of the 115th Congress, and the first two weeks of the Trump Inc Regime, has taught us anything, it’s that the fossil fuel industry calls the shots. Not that this is new, but with a Republican controlled House, Senate and President, the top priority has been to give their friends in the oil, gas and coal industries everything they want.

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What's next?

November 17, 2016

The next four years, and the future of our planet will be determined by us, not Donald Trump. Trump campaigned on a platform of rolling back environmental policy to the dark ages, and we can only take his word that he will try to do just that. He has already appointed a climate denier to head the EPA transition, and is considering a fracking mogul to lead the Department of Energy. His administration will be stacked with polluting interests and anti science extremists.

Pumpjacks with a methane flare in the background. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Cutting Methane: Leadership from California

July 22, 2016

On Thursday, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) took a big step to rein in harmful emissions from oil and gas operations. Methane, a common byproduct of oil production and a major component of gas, is a potent greenhouse gas that is 86 times more heat trapping than carbon dioxide in the short term.

Recent headlines on California Groundwater

Behind Those California Water Headlines: Problem Solved! Let's All Go Home!?

July 6, 2016

What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home?! 

Water from a facuet: Photo credit:  nikkytok / Shutterstock

LEADership on Drinking Water

April 21, 2016

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. It's a good step forward.

Sacrificing California’s Aquifers

April 4, 2016

California recently became the poster child for problems with oil and gas injection wells.

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Protect California's Groundwater From Injection Wells: Pass AB 1882

March 29, 2016

If you’re not looking for anything you’ll never find it. This has held true when it comes to contamination from oil and gas production in California for the last century. But the era of regulators ignoring the industry’s groundwater impacts needs to end.

Assembly Bill 1882, introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams, takes an important step by requiring water regulators to monitor our precious aquifers for pollution caused by the oil and gas injection wells.