Protecting Pennsylvania from Oil and Gas Development

Clean Water Action believes strongly in Pennsylvanians' constitutional right to clean water and air. Clean Water Action is working to protect the health and environment of our communities from oil and gas operation's harmful impacts.

Pennsylvania Currents

Pennsylvania Currents - Spring | Summer 2017

In this issue: Pennsylvania Action on Methane Pollution; Legislators Seek to Stop Efforts to Clean Up Plastic Bags; Communities at Risk from Lead in Drinking Water; and more.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock

Call Governor Wolf Today!

Pennsylvanians are calling Governor Wolf today and letting him know that cutting methane pollution from existing oil and gas operations must be a c

Comments on Permit for an Underground Injection Control well in Plum Borough, PA

Clean Water Action urges EPA to deny the proposed UIC permit for Penneco Environmental Solutions.

PA Environmental Community Applauds Governor Wolf for Permits to Control Methane Pollution from New Sources of Natural Gas

Harrisburg, PA – This week, in a major milestone, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are moving forward with the finalization of permits to control air pollution from new natural gas operations.

From We All Live Downstream

Oil and gas operations
October 23, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow, keynoting the Shale Insight Conference.

Methane flare, black smoke. Photo credit: Leonid Ikan / Shutterstock
February 1, 2018

Pennsylvania is on the cusp of celebrating a significant victory for air quality and health by finalizing strong controls for methane emissions from new oil and gas operations through updated permits. At the same time however, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are introducing weak concepts, draft ideas that could end up as policy proposals, to control emissions from the nearly 10,000 fracked wells and numerous oil and gas operations already in existence.

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action
November 10, 2017

We didn’t have the Governor on our side. We definitely didn’t have the support of the Republican legislative leaders. And we were up against some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. And guess what? We WON!