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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Ask President Biden to Stop Line 3

Line 3 is a pipeline expansion to bring millions of barrels of tar sands oil per day from Canada through Minnesota and to the Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior.

Recent Actions

Tell the Texas Legislature to Say NO to the Stealth Tax on Wind and Solar Energy

Texas legislators want to give the oil and gas industry a handout. House Bill 433, filed by State Rep.

Oppose the wastewater permit for Killingly fracked gas power plant

On April 27, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced plans to give the proposed Killingly fracked gas power plant a permit to discharge up to 90,000 gallons of wastewater daily.

Ask President Biden to Support Shutting Down Line 5

Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s Governor to protect us from a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac.

Tell the Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject the Line 5 Tunnel Scheme!

The Michigan Public Service Commission is currently accepting comments on Enbridge’s request to relocate Line 5 in a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Calendar counting down to May 12th, 2021 - Deadline for Line 5 Shutdown
November 28, 2020

On November 13th, after 15 months of reviewing violations of Enbridge’s 1953 easement to operate Line 5, Governor Whitmer and the Department of Natural Resources revoked and terminated the 1953 easement allowing Line 5 to operate in the Straits of Mackinac. This was a huge victory, and is something that Clean Water Action and our allies have been demanding and working towards for years. We are celebrating this victory, but the fight to decommission Line 5 continues.  Here are the most relevant moving pieces and next steps.

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.