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.

Pipelines reflecting sunset. Photo credit Amy Johansson / Shutterstock

Tell the Texas Railroad Commission to Improve Regulation of Smaller 'Gathering Pipelines'

The Texas Railroad Commission, in response to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, is proposing long-overdue regulations for so-called 'gathering pipelines.

Recent Actions

Don't Let Companies Dump Fracking Wastewater Into Our Surface Water!

The Texas Legislature is on the verge of passing a bill (House Bill 2771) that would let oil companies discharge fracking wastewater into our rivers and streams.

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Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig
March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states

Pumpjack at the Lost Hills Oil Field
February 19, 2019

My name is Jesus Alonso, and I am the Kern Environmental Justice Community Organizer for Clean Water Action. I was born and raised in Lamont, a small, low-income, Spanish-speaking migrant community in Kern County. I am passionate about our work in Kern, not only because it is where I grew up but because the hard-working people of Kern face some of the worst environment-related health impacts and poorest air quality in our state. Multiple nearby pollution sources, including agriculture and oil and gas infrastructure, continually fill our air with contaminants. 

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February 13, 2019

Today, Empower NJ released a new report​ documenting the devastating climate impacts of 13 fossil fuel projects in New Jersey.