Protect Water and Communities from Oil and Gas

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.

Clean Water Currents - Fall 2017

Clean Water Currents | Fall 2017

Clean Water Action Sues EPA Over Toxic Water Rollback

Clean Water Action is leading the resistance against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s reckless rollback of safeguards to protect rivers, lakes, and bays from toxic power plant water pollution.

Letter to the Senate, RE: Use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal public protections

We, the undersigned consumer, small business, labor, good government, financial protection, community, health, environmental, civil rights and publ

Chevron Midway-Sunset EOR Well Blowout

The Environmental Risks and Oversight of Enhanced Oil Recovery in the United States

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is the most common oil recovery practice in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 60% of domestic crude oil production. EOR involves the injection of fluids underground to increase the flow of oil and gas to the surface. Despite its prevalence, EOR is largely unknown to the public, poses threats to groundwater, and lacks adequate oversight from state and federal regulators. 

Clean Water Action Statement: U.S. EPA Public Teleconference SAB Panel Review

Public Teleconference SAB Panel Review of the Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources

From We All Live Downstream

Rooftop solar panel. photo: istock.com
July 17, 2019

How did you feel when you heard the recent news about EPA caving to big polluters and scrapping the Clean Power Plan pollution rules launched during the Obama Administration? Most of the reporting focused on the horrible climate and air pollution impacts, but the harmful water impacts will be equally severe.

Swampy and Bernhardt
April 3, 2019

Last week we organized to oppose President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Interior. David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist and lawyer with extensive conflicts of interest, has used his position at DOI to harm America’s public lands, waters and wildlife and gut some of the nation’s landmark conservation victories at the behest of corporate special interests.

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig
March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states