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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Make New Jersey a Leader on Renewable Energy

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is accepting public feedback on the draft plan until September 16th. Write a letter to the BPU to let them know what a clean energy future looks like to you!

Recent Actions

Tell the Texas Railroad Commission to Improve Regulation of Smaller 'Gathering Pipelines'

The Texas Railroad Commission, in response to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, is proposing long-overdue regulations for so-called 'gathering pipelines.

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Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Swampy and Bernhardt
April 3, 2019

Last week we organized to oppose President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Interior. David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist and lawyer with extensive conflicts of interest, has used his position at DOI to harm America’s public lands, waters and wildlife and gut some of the nation’s landmark conservation victories at the behest of corporate special interests.

Belridge oil field. Credit Sarah Craig
March 28, 2019

New analysis finds big impacts in oil producing states

Pumpjack at the Lost Hills Oil Field
February 19, 2019

My name is Jesus Alonso, and I am the Kern Environmental Justice Community Organizer for Clean Water Action. I was born and raised in Lamont, a small, low-income, Spanish-speaking migrant community in Kern County. I am passionate about our work in Kern, not only because it is where I grew up but because the hard-working people of Kern face some of the worst environment-related health impacts and poorest air quality in our state. Multiple nearby pollution sources, including agriculture and oil and gas infrastructure, continually fill our air with contaminants.