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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Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects

We've launched a bold new campaign called Empower NJ: No Fossil Fuel Projects.  Join us we call on Governor Murphy to lead on climate by enacting an emergency moratorium on all fossil fuel projects, and a rapid and fair transition to 100% clean renewables.

Recent Actions

Victory! We stopped the PSE&G Nuclear Bailout!

Governor Christie and his Democratic allies attempted to ram through lame duck legislation that will make customers pay millions to bail out two PSE&G nuclear plants. We didn't let them get away with it!

Act Now on Climate: Sign the Jersey Renews Petition!

Please sign the Jersey Renews petition urging New Jersey's elected officials to take steps to fight climate change and protect good jobs. 

Press Releases

December 5, 2018

Over 50 environmental, citizen, faith, and progressive groups in New Jersey are calling on Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey until there are rules in place to achieve our 100% clean energy goals. There are currently 5 new proposed gas-fired power plants like the Meadowlands power plant and 7 new major natural gas pipelines in New Jersey.

December 5, 2018

New Jersey is in a climate crisis. The combination of sea level rise, increased storm events, and other climate impacts put our environment and communities at risk. The new U.S climate report shows that climate change is getting worse and happening faster.

November 2, 2018

Pittsburgh -- Campaign finance reports filed last week with the Pennsylvania Department of State show oil and gas companies making substantial campaign donations to prop up three Republican State House and State Senate candidates running in hotly contested races in the North Hills.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Protect the Great Lakes, Shut Down Line 5
September 26, 2018

Shortly after Representative Lee Chatfield’s race for re-election chances in the 107th State House district was moved from the “Likely Republican” column to the “Lean Republican” column by Gongwer News Service, Representative Chatfield scheduled a last minute hearing of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee, which he chairs, for Tuesday to consider a package of insufficient bills relating to Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Other committee members were not notified of the hearing until 12 p.m. on Monday.

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.