Protecting Pennsylvania from Oil and Gas Development

Clean Water Action believes strongly in Pennsylvanians' constitutional right to clean water and air. Clean Water Action is working to protect the health and environment of our communities from oil and gas operation's harmful impacts.

Failure to Enforce

Clean Water Action looked at how the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection did in 2011 for enforcing environmental rules on Marcellus Shale gas drilling companies.

Pennsylvania Currents - Spring-Summer 2016

Pennsylvania Currents - Spring | Summer 2016

In this issue: Cutting the gas industry's climate impact; Methane pollution; Lead in our water; Extreme energy production film festival; Fighting for better air and winning; Heavy Seas supports Clean Water; and more.

Pennsylvania Currents - Fall 2015

Is Philadelphia Prepared for an Oil Train Disaster?

Pennsylvanians remain concerned with dangerous oil trains, especially in Philadelphia, the largest recipient of Bakken crude oil in the nation. Two derailments have occurred in the city, including one that threatened the drinking water for 1.5 million people. Clean Water Action remains engaged in efforts to improve emergency management, educate residents, and implement stronger policies to protect health, communities and the environment.
Methane Flare

Methane and Climate Change Coalition Letter

We are urging our coalition partners to sign onto our PDF icon Methane and Climate Change Coalition letter asking the Wolf Administration to directly address methane in its proposed regulation to control emissions from existing oil and gas operations. Please fill out the form below to sign on.

From We All Live Downstream

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March 16, 2020

Pennsylvanians are grappling with the fallout from the recently passed House Bill 1100 which provides tax incentives for the build out of the petrochemical industry.

One perspective that emerged in southwest Pennsylvania is that we shouldn’t back elected officials that don’t support policies that create blue collar prevailing wage jobs that will uplift Pennsylvanians. This perspective only gets it partially right.

April 3, 2019

In the predawn hours of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, early rising residents of the Monongahela Valley southeast of Pittsburgh might have thought they were getting surprised by an early sunrise, but the reality was just as surprising and much more dangerous. A massive fire at the Clairton Coke Works (CCW) painted the sky red and orange as on site first responders and steelworkers heroically battled a blaze that stretched the size of a football field.

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October 23, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler will be in Pittsburgh tomorrow, keynoting the Shale Insight Conference.