Protect Water and Communities from Oil and Gas

Clean Water Action works to protect water, health, climate and communities from oil and gas while pushing for the transition to a clean energy economy. We work to secure the strongest possible protections to limit the impacts of oil and gas development and to end the special treatment for the fossil fuel industry at the local, state, and national levels.

Aquifer Exemptions: The Report

Aquifer Exemptions: Sacrificing Groundwater for Oil and Gas Production

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 drinking water source. 

Clean Water Action Applauds Senate Step to Reinstate Methane Pollution Limits

“Unchecked methane pollution from oil and gas operations is supercharging the climate crisis - putting our water at risk from more extreme weather, floods, drought, contamination and sea level rise."

 

IRS IG Report Confirms What We Know -- Oil Companies are Misusing Taxpayer Funds

"Oil companies using taxpayer funds to bankroll activities that put our water at risk."

 

Map of Colorado aquifer exemptions

Colorado Aquifer Exemptions

Program that Sacrifices Underground Drinking Waterfor Oil and Gas Injection Raises Questions