Oil and Gas

Clean Water is working to protect people and communities from oil and gas production's harmful environmental and health impacts while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy.

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Tell the Senate: Vote NO on Andrew Wheeler for EPA

Andrew Wheeler is the last person who should run EPA.

Recent Actions

Tell your legislators: Stop the Snyder-Enbridge Line 5 tunnel scheme!

Right now, lawmakers in Lansing are attempting to amend the Mackinac Bridge Authority to make the Bridge Authority responsible for owning an oil tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. Tell your lawmakers to reject SB 1197 today!

Pledge to hold Shady Schuette Accountable!

Sign our pledge today to get involved with our efforts to hold Bill Schuette accountable for his record of protecting major corporate polluters at the expense of the Great Lakes.

Take Action to Protect Virginia from Toxic Coal Ash

Contact your representative to SUPPORT legislation that will protect clean water and public health from coal ash pollution!

Endorse the Decomission Plan

Take Action Now and Endorse the Oil & Water Don't Mix Plan to Decommission Line 5

Press Releases

February 11, 2019

More than two years after agreeing to stop polluting groundwater near Bakersfield, Valley Water Management Company (VWMC) has announced that it has stopped dumping contaminated oil and gas wastewat

February 11, 2019

Empower NJ-Stop Fossil Fuel Projects Campaign issues a critical report on greenhouse gases from the proposed 13 fossil fuel projects.

January 31, 2019

Recent IPCC and federal studies are clear: we have to act now. Bold decisions are needed to decarbonize power girds and invest in renewable energy sources to . The polar vortex and deep freeze across the Midwest is another reminder that we need strong local and state leadership to fill the vacuum created by a federal pull back on action on climate.

 

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

January 2, 2019

The Sun was right to call for greater public transparency about rail traffic through the Howard Street Tunnel, as the public is poised to provide even larger subsidies to renovate it (“CSX back on track,” December 17, 2018). Our region’s railroads are critical to the health, safety, and economic development of Baltimore: a huge volume of commodities travel quickly and efficiently by rail, but bottlenecks like the Howard Street Tunnel restrict that flow.

Great Lakes / photo: flickr.com/gsfc (CC BY 2.0)
December 13, 2018

As I take time to reflect on what we’ve done this year, I’m struck by the tremendous progress we’ve made together. We’ve done a lot in 2018 to ensure a future where all Michiganders have access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water.

Oil and gas operations
October 23, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow, keynoting the Shale Insight Conference.