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