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.

Letter to the Senate: Our concerns with S. 2602, the "USE IT Act"

We write to express our outstanding concerns regarding particular aspects of S. 2602, the “Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act” or the “USE IT Act,” that have yet to be addressed.

Letter to Congress: Oppose SECURE Act

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we write to express our strong opposition to the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy,” or “SECURE American Energy Act,” before the House Natural Resources Committee. This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting commonplace safeguards, and gravely weaken protections for marine mammals.

Illustration - pollution in the city. Image credit: Artisticco / Shutterstock

Another Trump Attack on Protections for Water, Air, and Health

The Trump administration is in the middle of a dangerous and destructive streak of giving polluters and corporate campaign donors whatever they wan

Comments: SAB Panel Review of the Draft Assessment of Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water

Once again the SAB Panel deserves considerable praise for the way it has conducted the review of this “highly influential” document over these past several months.

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