The Aquifer Exemption program in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program allows certain oil and gas and mining activity to occur in groundwater that would otherwise be protected as a drinking water source.
The majority of oil and gas wastewater in California is injected underground putting our aquifers at risk.
Clean Water Action is a founding member of the Source Water Collaborative. The Collaborative is 26 organizations who have come together to protect America’s drinking water at the source – in the lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers we tap for drinking purposes.
“We are excited to join with Seventh Generation to increase awareness, action and real-world progress on some of today’s most pressing water challenges,” said Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass. “Seventh Generation’s growing market reach and role as a sustainability business leader, its aggressive commitments to reduce water and climate impacts, and its achievement of Made Safe certification for the new personal care products line add power and credibility to our work together.”