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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No offshore drilling! Protect our oceans, coasts, and climate

Donald Trump's Department of the Interior announced plans to allow oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, putting more than 100 million offshore acres under imminent threat from Big Oil.

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.

Don’t let the Pennsylvania Senate block climate action

Despite President Trump’s disastrous decision to pull out the Paris Climate Accords, states across the country remain committed to working to address climate change and protect public health.

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.

Protect Public Health and Fight Climate Change - Save the Clean Power Plan

Tell EPA today that our health and our families are more important that polluter profits. Tell them that we can't afford to cancel the Clean Power Plan and replace it with weaker standards.

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Press Releases

February 6, 2018

Converting Diesel Powered Fleets to Electric Will Greatly Reduce Asthma and Cancer Rates

January 25, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – An outpouring of support for protection of the region’s drinking water by the adoption of a complete ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed was expressed by people and organizations from all four states that flow to the basin at the Delaware River Basin Commission’s public hearings in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 25.

The Trump Administration is ignoring sound science and broad public input in an exhaustive recent review, in its proposed Five-Year Plan for offshore oil and gas leasing released today.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

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January 22, 2018

“If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!” — Wendy Lesko

Meet the First Lego League team 18249, The Puggles! They are a small but mighty team working together to come up with solutions to stop hydraulic fracturing (fracking) waste from harming water resources.

January 11, 2018

We're only 12 days into the New Year, and we've celebrated some major victories for our health and environment. It's all because Clean Water Action members like you took the time to take action! Whether you called, emailed, or wrote to your legislators, you helped us accomplish the following:

January 2, 2018

For those of us fighting for environmental protection in the United States, 2017 was not considered a banner year.  But if you look beneath the surface of the decimated, damage-doing EPA, you found cities, states, companies and even everyday people doing the work that the federal government can’t be counted on to do right now.  Looking back on Clean Water Action’s work in Massachusetts, we actually made some great progress. Here are some of the highlights: