Clean Water Action works to protect water, health, climate and communities from oil and gas while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy. We work to secure the strongest possible protections to limit the impacts of oil and gas development and to end the special treatment for the fossil fuel industry at the local, state, and national levels.
The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source.
"Oil companies using taxpayer funds to bankroll activities that put our water at risk."
Re: Comments on Study of Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Under the Clean Water Act, No. EPA‐821‐R19‐001
July 1, 2019
Mr. Jesse Pritts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water (4303T)