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.

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Close Pennsylvania’s Leachate Loophole

Take Action! Email your state legislators today and urge them to support passage of bills that close the Leachate Loophole.

Recent Actions

Let's protect the Delaware River watershed from ALL fracking activities!

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a regional governing body that protects the health and safety of the Delaware River Watershed, is made up of the four governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delawar

Tell Governor Lamont Connecticut Doesn’t Need a Fracked Gas Power Plant!

Despite Governor Lamont’s commitment to a clean energy grid by 2040, the proposal to build a large, 650 megawatt fracked gas power plant in Killingly CT is moving forward.

Tell California that you support the 3200 foot buffer!

CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules.

Ask President Biden to Stop Line 3

Line 3 is a pipeline expansion to bring millions of barrels of tar sands oil per day from Canada through Minnesota and to the Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Climate Resolution IG post - Clean Water Action
December 30, 2021

This new year, join us in creating eco-friendly resolutions to help combat the climate crisis, protect clean water, and help create more just, sustainable, and healthier communities for all. 

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October 22, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Newsom and CalGEM (California Geologic Energy Management), the state agency that regulates oil and gas production, announced a draft rule to create a 3200-foot setback from new oil and gas wells to protect frontline communities. This setback would place a health and safety buffer zone between new oil and gas wells and homes, schools, hospitals, as well as other sensitive receptors .

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October 22, 2021

This week marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, our landmark Federal water protection law. In 1972, the Act set a goal of eliminating pollution in our rivers, lakes, streams and bays by 1985. While we’ve made a lot of progress toward this goal, we are certainly not there.