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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No Tax Breaks for Petrochemical Plants

If we’re serious about addressing climate change then we should be incentivizing renewable energy, not oil and gas. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening in Pennsylvania.

Recent Actions

Urge the Wolf Administration to Reduce Methane and Fight Climate Change

Make your voice heard by send comments through email and help us urge the Wolf Administration to demonstrate greater environmental leadership by strengthening and finalizing their regulation as soon as possible.

The COVID-19 Crisis Should NOT be ‘Christmas Come Early’ for Polluters

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) are letting polluters use the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to avoid regulations put in place to protect public health and the env

Take Action: Fossil Fuel Moratorium

Sign the petition urging Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New Jersey.

Sign the #WeAreEarthDay Petition!

Help us meet our goal of 50,000 signatures by Earth Day calling for a moratorium on all fossil fuel projects in New Jersey!

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

May 26, 2020

Congress should fully fund for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by passing the Great Americans Outdoor Act. As we all have experienced, access to parks is incredibly important for our mental and physical health, and remain a low risk activity even while we are social distancing. Unfortunately, for years Congress has diverted money out of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, leaving us with critically underfunded parks when we need them most.

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March 18, 2020

I hope that you and your family are well and that you are staying healthy. We understand the challenges we're all facing right now while dealing the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. And we know that has to come first.

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March 16, 2020

Pennsylvanians are grappling with the fallout from the recently passed House Bill 1100 which provides tax incentives for the build out of the petrochemical industry.

One perspective that emerged in southwest Pennsylvania is that we shouldn’t back elected officials that don’t support policies that create blue collar prevailing wage jobs that will uplift Pennsylvanians. This perspective only gets it partially right.