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US Map with Aquifer Exemptions plotted

Sacrificing Water for Oil and Gas Profit

March 21, 2016

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. 

Drilling Rig at Dawn. Photo credit: tbob / iStock

Fracking Threatens Drinking Water

March 15, 2016

The US Environmental Protection Agency “...found specific instances where one or more of these mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells.”

Kern River Oil Field

Underground Injection: Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal and Enhanced Recovery

February 18, 2016

The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.

Protecting Sources of Drinking Water

January 21, 2016

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.

Manmade canal on a sunny day. Photo credit: nayneung1 / Shutterstock

Putting Drinking Water First - the Reports

January 21, 2016

“Act like drinking water matters.” This approach has always been at the core of Clean Water Action’s programs.