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.

Wildwing Lake in Oakland County, MI. photo: flickr.com/ellenm1 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Protecting Clean Water - June Member Call

Join us for our June 2018 member call on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m., EST.

Recent Actions

Pledge to hold Shady Schuette Accountable!

Sign our pledge today to get involved with our efforts to hold Bill Schuette accountable for his record of protecting major corporate polluters at the expense of the Great Lakes.

Tell Governor Wolf We Need Strong Protections from Existing Oil and Gas Emissions

It’s contradictory that at the same we’re finalizing strong rules for new operations; we introduce weak ones for existing operations. Sign our petition to Governor Wolf and demand equally strong protection to control methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations.

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Endorse the Decomission Plan

Take Action Now and Endorse the Oil & Water Don't Mix Plan to Decommission Line 5

Press Releases

June 7, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – This week, in a major milestone, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are moving forward with the finalization of permits to control air pollution from new natural gas operations.

May 21, 2018

“This is not a minor reporting error. This looks like flagrant noncompliance with a fundamental requirement that gauges the efficacy of carbon capture and storage technology as a climate mitigation tool. 45Q is close to useless without secure geological storage. The industry just took the money and ran,” said John Noel, National Oil & Gas Program Director.

April 20, 2018

Point Pleasant, NJ - On behalf of Clean Water Action a national organization and its nearly 1 million members nationwide with 100,000+ in the Garden State and in t

Oil and Gas Blog Posts

Pipes. Credit: Sarah Craig, Faces of Fracking
March 8, 2018

California’s efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have earned it a reputation as a climate leader. Most of the state’s actions, however, have focused on the “demand-side” of carbon emissions: reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency, using cleaner fuels and energy sources, and reducing vehicle miles traveled. However, as the country’s 5th largest oil producer (recently falling from 3rd), the state has never done enough to keep polluting fossil fuels from being produced in the first place.

Ryan Zinke / photo: flickr.com/gageskidmore cc
March 1, 2018

It’s been exactly a year since Zinke inexplicably rode a horse to his first day of work as Secretary of the Interior – and it’s been a great year for the oil and gas industry, but a bad year for public lands, clean air protections, and government accountability.

February 16, 2018

On Wednesday, February 21, the Baltimore City Council's Land Use and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition: Baltimore's best chance for preventing a deadly crude oil train explosion.  Rally with us at noon in front of City Hall!  And to learn more, read our comments on the bill below.