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.

offshore wind turbines / photo: istock.com

Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects

We've launched a bold new campaign called Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects.  Join us we call on Governor Murphy to lead on climate by enacting an emergency moratorium on all fossil fuel projects, and a rapid and fair transition to 100% clean renewables.

Recent Actions

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Help Protect the Delaware River Basin!

Sign the petition calling on Governor Murphy to protect the Delaware from fracking.

Victory! We stopped the PSE&G Nuclear Bailout!

Governor Christie and his Democratic allies attempted to ram through lame duck legislation that will make customers pay millions to bail out two PSE&G nuclear plants. We didn't let them get away with it!

Press Releases

October 15, 2018

BREAKING NEWS!

Trenton, NJ – The Senate Environment Committee passed SCR134, a proposal to amend the New Jersey Constitution's Declaration of Rights to include environmental rights. This is an important first step to ensure every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment, including pure water, clean air, and ecologically healthy habitats, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic qualities of the environment in New Jersey.

October 3, 2018

The following statement can be attributed to Sean McBrearty, Michigan Program Organizer, Clean Water Action:

Today, Governor Snyder cemented his disastrous legacy for the Great Lakes and the people of Michigan. As his administration comes to a close, he announced a last-minute deal with Enbridge Energy that will succeed in keeping the Great Lakes at risk from a massive Line 5 oil spill for the foreseeable future.

September 26, 2018

LANSING, MI – Shortly after Representative Lee Chatfield’s race for re-election chances in the 107th State House district was moved from the “Likely Republican” column to the “Lean Republican” column by Gongwer News Service, Representative Chatfield scheduled a last minute hearing of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee, which he chairs, for Tuesday to consider a package of insufficient bills relating to Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Other committee members were not notified of the hearing until 12 p.m. on Monday.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

April 2, 2018

Huge news: last week, Mayor Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition! Thousands of people all across Baltimore - and as far away as Frederick County and even Whatcom County, WA - have spoken out against these extreme fossil fuel methods that put Baltimore neighborhoods in danger. Here are some highlights from experts, workers, and community leaders whose voices helped make this victory possible.

Flood wall in Matewan, WV commemorating the Mine Wars, photo: Neil Bhaerman
March 15, 2018

In the classrooms, and in state capitals, teachers are confronting powerful oil, gas, and coal industries. We should stand in solidarity with them and draw inspiration from their organizing