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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Close Pennsylvania’s Leachate Loophole

Take Action! Email your state legislators today and urge them to support passage of bills that close the Leachate Loophole.

Recent Actions

Tell Congress: Make Bold Investments for the Future!

The United States Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act currently being crafted and debated is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Ask President Biden to Stop Line 3

Line 3 is a pipeline expansion to bring millions of barrels of tar sands oil per day from Canada through Minnesota and to the Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior.

Tell California that you support the 3200 foot buffer!

CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules.

Tell the Texas Legislature to Say NO to the Stealth Tax on Wind and Solar Energy

Texas legislators want to give the oil and gas industry a handout. House Bill 433, filed by State Rep.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

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April 7, 2021

The oil and gas industry wields enormous political power. Massive spending on elections and lobbying, a relentless spin machine and agency capture at all levels of government have given fossil fuel companies outsized influence on our political, legislative and regulatory processes.

Calendar counting down to May 12th, 2021 - Deadline for Line 5 Shutdown
November 28, 2020

On November 13th, after 15 months of reviewing violations of Enbridge’s 1953 easement to operate Line 5, Governor Whitmer and the Department of Natural Resources revoked and terminated the 1953 easement allowing Line 5 to operate in the Straits of Mackinac. This was a huge victory, and is something that Clean Water Action and our allies have been demanding and working towards for years. We are celebrating this victory, but the fight to decommission Line 5 continues.  Here are the most relevant moving pieces and next steps.

May 26, 2020

Congress should fully fund for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by passing the Great Americans Outdoor Act. As we all have experienced, access to parks is incredibly important for our mental and physical health, and remain a low risk activity even while we are social distancing. Unfortunately, for years Congress has diverted money out of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, leaving us with critically underfunded parks when we need them most.