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.

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.

EPA Bans Discharge of Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Plants

(Pittsburgh) – EPA announced yesterday that it has finalized a rule under the Clean Water Act to protect rivers and drinking water supplies from di

Groups File in Federal Court to Stop McKeesport Plant from Dumping Gas Drilling Wastewater in Pennsylvania Rivers

Clean Water Action and Three Rivers Waterkeeper filed a suit in federal court today against the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport for their failure to get permits under the Clean Water Act to discharge wastewater from gas drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale. 

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.