The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source.
The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.
Clean Water Action is a founding member of the Source Water Collaborative. The Collaborative is 26 organizations who have come together to protect America’s drinking water at the source – in the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers we tap for drinking purposes.
We join the calls to fight all forms of racism and oppression. We are committed to tearing down the structures that lead to the killings of George Floyd, Breona Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We’re also committed to listening to and partnering with communities and activists of color to end the everyday indignities, disinvestment, and increased pollution that damage the health and wellbeing of our black and brown neighbors.