Protecting California's water, health and environment from dangerous oil and gas production activities, including fracking, acidizing, and toxic wastewater disposal.
The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.
The disposal of oil and gas wastewater into open and unlined pits puts drinking water at risk, pollutes the air and harms health. California regulators have allowed hundreds of unregulated pits to operate with little oversight. It's time to get California out of the pits and end this disposal method.
To understand the impacts of oil and gas development on California communities Clean Water Action and our allies at Earthworks studied health and air contaminants in two communities in the heart of oil country - Lost Hills in Kern County, and Upper Ojai in Ventura County.