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.

Trump's Cabinet / Illustration by Jan Comport

Don't Let Rick Perry Become Secretary of Energy

Rick Perry's nomination as Energy Secretary is a swing and a miss when it comes to our energy future. He is one of the usual suspects - a big friend of the oil and gas industry.

Recent Actions

Stop The Use of Oil Wastewater for Irrigating Crops

Send a message to stop the irrigation of fruits and vegetables with toxic oil wastewater.

Protect Aquifers from Oilfield Waste!

Please write today to the Sunset Commission and tell it to direct the Railroad Commission to protect underground sources of drinking water, a problem we detailed in a new report.

Address the Hazards Posed by Fracking

Representatives Sarah Roberts and Jeff Irwin have introduced a package of six bills to address the hazards posed by fracking.

Strong Protections Needed for Shell Ethane Cracker Plant

Urge the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to incorporate the strongest possible protections during the permitting process to hold Shell accountable now and into the future.

Press Releases

December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016 (Oakland, California)—Following ongoing campaigning by environmental groups including Clean Water Action, California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has gi

December 13, 2016

Rick Perry has a long record of putting the interests of polluting industries who have funded his campaigns above the health and safety of ordinary people. It's hard to imagine a worse choice to head the US Department of Energy.

The nomination of Rex Tillerson is dangerous. Mr. Tillerson has spent a career putting the interests of his shareholders ahead of his country and the environment.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

We Can not Afford Donald Trump. Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com
January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".

Scott Pruitt: Unfit to lead EPA
January 18, 2017

There are many reasons Scott Pruitt should not be allowed near the EPA building let alone lead the Agency. Put aside the fact that, instead of representing Oklahomans, Pruitt used the AG's office as a tool in his crusade to sue EPA 14 times.