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.

Back to the 80s? photo: istock.com

Don’t Take Oil and Gas Protections Back to the 80’s

The state senate is moving a bill (SB 1088) that would roll back protections for shallow oil and gas drilling to 1984 standards.

Recent Actions

Pledge to hold Shady Schuette Accountable!

Sign our pledge today to get involved with our efforts to hold Bill Schuette accountable for his record of protecting major corporate polluters at the expense of the Great Lakes.

Tell Governor Wolf We Need Strong Protections from Existing Oil and Gas Emissions

It’s contradictory that at the same we’re finalizing strong rules for new operations; we introduce weak ones for existing operations. Sign our petition to Governor Wolf and demand equally strong protection to control methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations.

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Endorse the Decomission Plan

Take Action Now and Endorse the Oil & Water Don't Mix Plan to Decommission Line 5

Press Releases

April 20, 2018

Point Pleasant, NJ - On behalf of Clean Water Action a national organization and its nearly 1 million members nationwide with 100,000+ in the Garden State and in t

March 29, 2018

On March 28, 2018 Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, protecting Baltimoreans from an increase in dangerous crude-by-rail traffic and positioning Baltimore as a national

February 26, 2018

The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 to advance the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

April 2, 2018

Huge news: last week, Mayor Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition! Thousands of people all across Baltimore - and as far away as Frederick County and even Whatcom County, WA - have spoken out against these extreme fossil fuel methods that put Baltimore neighborhoods in danger. Here are some highlights from experts, workers, and community leaders whose voices helped make this victory possible.

Flood wall in Matewan, WV commemorating the Mine Wars, photo: Neil Bhaerman
March 15, 2018

In the classrooms, and in state capitals, teachers are confronting powerful oil, gas, and coal industries. We should stand in solidarity with them and draw inspiration from their organizing