Protect Water and Communities from Oil and Gas

Clean Water Action works to protect water, health, climate and communities from oil and gas while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy. We work to secure the strongest possible protections to limit the impacts of oil and gas development and to end the special treatment for the fossil fuel industry at the local, state, and national levels.

Sign-On Letter: No Subsidies for Enhanced Oil Production

On behalf of our millions of members we write to express our opposition to the Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions (FUTURE) Act (S.1535)/ Carbon Capture Act (H.R.3761) and any attempts in a tax policy package to extend or expand subsidies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

Americans should understand the goal of the oil and gas industry: drill, extract, and burn all the oil and gas resources it can acquire. The business plan is to burn it all.Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Protecting Clean Water - Annual Member Call

Join us for our 2019 Annual Member Call on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm, EDT.

Comments on proposed regulations Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration

We are deeply concerned that the proposed regulations will continue to allow claimants of the Section 45Q tax credit to benefit from the production of fossil fuels without adequately demonstrating secure geologic storage of captured carbon, as the law requires.

From We All Live Downstream

Oil and water. Credit Andrew Grinberg
January 30, 2020

To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, the global and U.S. economies need to decarbonize as fast as possible. Capturing carbon emissions from industrial sources and pulling carbon out of the air via direct air capture are technologies we will likely need in our toolbox if we are to achieve net zero or negative greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump's Dirty Water Rule
January 23, 2020

The Trump administration finalized its signature Clean Water Act rollback, the Dirty Water Rule. This extreme interpretation of our bedrock water quality law rolls back the clock to a time when corporate polluters could dump toxic waste into rivers and streams and pave over wetlands without seeking a permit.

January 21, 2020

Fossil fuels not only drive the climate crisis, but also threaten our water