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