Program that Sacrifices Underground Drinking Waterfor Oil and Gas Injection Raises Questions
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 potential drinking water source.
The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Jan. 23, 2019
Dear Majority Leader McConnell,
Dear Member of Congress,
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we write to you today to endorse the For the People Act (H.R. 1). Our nation cannot function to its fullest potential without a healthy and thriving democracy and the For the People Act proposes common sense reforms that will move us closer to the goal of making sure the right to vote in our elections is protected, that all votes are counted, and that the undue influence of dark money from corporate and polluter interests in our elections is reined in.
Clean Water Action appreciates the opportunity to comment on the joint draft white paper, Oil and Natural Gas Produced Water Governance in the State of New Mexico, developed by EPA and the State of New Mexico.
We appreciate the opportunity to comment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on nominations for the fifth drinking water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL5). The undersigned organizations represent millions of individuals concerned with ensuring that the public has access to safe drinking water.
The 2018 lame duck legislative session has moved at a record pace. More than 300 bills were introduced since the midterm elections on November 6th. Lame duck sessions are often used by corporate lobbyists and lame duck lawmakers, no longer accountable to their constituents, to push through wildly unpopular legislation in the final days of the year.