Oil and Gas

Clean Water is working to protect people and communities from oil and gas production's harmful environmental and health impacts while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy.

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Tell the Senate: Make Bold Investments for the Future!

The Build Back Better Act has passed the House. The Senate must now take this once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change -- the Senate must pass it as soon as possible.

Recent Actions

Take Action: Fossil Fuel Moratorium

Sign the petition urging Governor Murphy to enact a moratorium on all fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New Jersey.

Tell EPA: Time to Cut Methane Pollution!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a proposal to reduce methane and other harmful pollutants from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry.

Ask President Biden to Support Shutting Down Line 5

Enbridge is trying to block action by Michigan’s Governor to protect us from a catastrophic oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac.

Allegheny County Deserves Clean Air!

Over this past Christmas, residents in the Mon Valley suffered from nearly a week of unhealthy air pollution levels – violating federal Clean Air Act standards. The main culprit was the U.S.

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

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April 7, 2021

The oil and gas industry wields enormous political power. Massive spending on elections and lobbying, a relentless spin machine and agency capture at all levels of government have given fossil fuel companies outsized influence on our political, legislative and regulatory processes.

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November 28, 2020

On November 13th, after 15 months of reviewing violations of Enbridge’s 1953 easement to operate Line 5, Governor Whitmer and the Department of Natural Resources revoked and terminated the 1953 easement allowing Line 5 to operate in the Straits of Mackinac. This was a huge victory, and is something that Clean Water Action and our allies have been demanding and working towards for years. We are celebrating this victory, but the fight to decommission Line 5 continues.  Here are the most relevant moving pieces and next steps.

May 26, 2020

Congress should fully fund for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by passing the Great Americans Outdoor Act. As we all have experienced, access to parks is incredibly important for our mental and physical health, and remain a low risk activity even while we are social distancing. Unfortunately, for years Congress has diverted money out of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, leaving us with critically underfunded parks when we need them most.