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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Don’t let the Pennsylvania Senate block climate action

Despite President Trump’s disastrous decision to pull out the Paris Climate Accords, states across the country remain committed to working to address climate change and protect public health.

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Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Protect Baltimore City from Crude Oil Trains!

Alarming numbers of trains carrying explosive crude oil have been traveling to transfer terminals in Baltimore City and through Maryland to refineries along the East Coast since 2012, with no comprehensive study of the ext

Scott Pruitt is putting our kids at risk by stalling methane standards

Take action to support stronger EPA standards that ensure clean air for everyone. We cannot allow corporate polluters to drive the conversation around our health.

Press Releases

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

May 10, 2017

"This is a win - but we know the fight is not over. There is much more we have to do to protect public health, air, and water from the impacts of the oil and gas industry."

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Child's drawing to EPA about methane
July 11, 2017

Yesterday, I delivered the following testimony to EPA, opposing their planned two-year stay on methane pollution limits.

July 3, 2017

Even during the slow summer months, our work continues to push Maryland forward for water quality and to

15 people hold signs saying "Stop Oil Trains" and showing train tank cars and flames as news media films
June 13, 2017

One year ago today, I was woken up by texts letting me know that a train had derailed in downtown Baltimore and asking me if I knew what was going on.  I had been working to fight crude oil trains for almost two years then, so I knew what might have happened if the train cars that had derailed had carried crude oil: an explosion and fire that would have killed community residents in their homes, damaged the campuses of the University of Baltimore and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and changed the face of Baltimore.  Fortunately, the cars carried liquified petroleum gas vapors and ac