California Publications

Buyer Beware

March 30, 2016

Buyer Beware set out to analyze the interior coatings and lids of nearly 200 canned foods collected in 19 states and one Canadian province to determine whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be widespread among major national brands and retailers of canned foods.

Still In the Pits

Still in the Pits: Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal in California

March 7, 2016

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.

Collaborating For Success: Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Groudwater Management Act Implementation

Collaborating for Success: Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

July 29, 2015
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Executive Summary: In August 2014, the California Legislature passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), marking a fundamental shift in the management of water resources in California.

Cover - Californians at Risk

Californians At Risk: An Analysis of Health Threats from Oil and Gas Pollution in Two Communities

February 4, 2015

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.

Oil waste water pit

In the Pits

November 16, 2014

Fact sheet about oil and gas wastewater disposal into open unlined pits and the threat to California’s water and air.