Protecting Pennsylvania's Water from Oil and Gas Development

Clean Water Action is working to protect our drinking water from the variety of threats natural gas drilling poses. Clean Water Action has held treatment facilities accepting natural gas wastewater accountable, fought to improve the way state agencies handle water contamination complaints, and worked to expose the number of confirmed water contamination cases.

Pennsylvania Currents

Pennsylvania Currents - Spring | Summer 2017

In this issue: Pennsylvania Action on Methane Pollution; Legislators Seek to Stop Efforts to Clean Up Plastic Bags; Communities at Risk from Lead in Drinking Water; and more.

Groups Reach Settlement with McKeesport in Gas Drilling Wastewater Dumping Case

(Pittsburgh) – Clean Water Action and Three Rivers Waterkeeper filed in federal district court today a settlement of their case against the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport.  The two groups had filed a lawsuit in July 2011 under the Clean Water Act seeking an end to McKeesport’s acceptance and discharge of wastewater from Marcellus Shale gas drilling operations.

Back to the 80s? photo: istock.com

Don’t Take Oil and Gas Protections Back to the 80’s

The state legislature is moving bills (SB 1088/HB 2154) that would roll back protections for shallow oil and gas drilling to 1984 standards.

Fracking Wastewater Settlement

Clean Water Action reaches a settlement with pennsylvania sewage plant that was dumping fracking wastewater into the Monongahela River.

From We All Live Downstream

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action
November 10, 2017

We didn’t have the Governor on our side. We definitely didn’t have the support of the Republican legislative leaders. And we were up against some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. And guess what? We WON!

Pennsylvania Capitol, photo: Clean Water Action
June 9, 2017

It’s clear that President Trump won’t be acting on climate or clean water – in fact everything he’s done has taken us backward. But here in Pennsylvania, we can make a difference.