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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Help Protect the Delaware River Basin!

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

Recent Actions

Act For Community Health

It’s time to act: contact your Senators to tell them to keep anti-environmental and public health policies out of the infrastructure plan. 

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.

Tell your legislators: Stop the Snyder-Enbridge Line 5 tunnel scheme!

Right now, lawmakers in Lansing are attempting to amend the Mackinac Bridge Authority to make the Bridge Authority responsible for owning an oil tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. Tell your lawmakers to reject SB 1197 today!

Don’t Take Oil and Gas Protections Back to the 80’s

The state legislature is moving bills (SB 1088/HB 2154) that would roll back protections for shallow oil and gas drilling to 1984 standards.

Press Releases

November 2, 2018

Pittsburgh -- Campaign finance reports filed last week with the Pennsylvania Department of State show oil and gas companies making substantial campaign donations to prop up three Republican State House and State Senate candidates running in hotly contested races in the North Hills.

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.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Oil and gas operations
October 23, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow, keynoting the Shale Insight Conference.

October 15, 2018

Last week EPA held a public meeting in DC to share updates and take public comment on the agency’s study of oil and gas wastewater, also known as produced water. The oil and gas industry has grown significantly in water constrained states around the country, like Texas and New Mexico, and has a long history of putting drinking water sources at risk, from California to Pennsylvania.

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5
September 26, 2018

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.