Clean Water Action works to protect water, health, climate and communities from oil and gas while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy. We work to secure the strongest possible protections to limit the impacts of oil and gas development and to end the special treatment for the fossil fuel industry at the local, state, and national levels.
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.
“Until we transition away from oil and gas completely, we need the strongest possible rules to limit the harm to our climate and communities from this polluting industry."
“Unchecked methane pollution from oil and gas operations is supercharging the climate crisis - putting our water at risk from more extreme weather, floods, drought, contamination and sea level rise."