“In light of this decision, the Trump administration should immediately abandon efforts to weaken these vital safeguards at the behest of industry,” said Jennifer Peters, Water Programs Director at Clean Water Action. “Coal plants are the top polluters of toxic waste into our nation’s waters—including drinking water sources—and it’s long past time they stopped putting our health and environment in jeopardy in order to maximize their own profits.”
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate confirmed former oil and gas industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt, to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Return of the Swamp Creature: As Senate Holds Markup for Bernhardt's DOI Nomination, the Swamp Creature Returns to the Senate
"The President dove deep into the swamp and came up with David Bernhardt, who is even more troubling than Ryan Zinke," said Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass.
Bernhardt Hearing Commences Inside Dirksen, While His Alias ‘Swamp Creature” Makes An Appearance Outside
(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secreta
Clean Water Action Joins NRDC and Other Partners Sue EPA Over Decades-Long Failure to Protect Communities from Most Dangerous Chemical Spills
“Congress required EPA to develop regulations to address hazardous substance spills and leaks into water nearly 30 years ago. The agency's failure to act ignores Congress' intent and puts drinking water sources and communities at risk,” said Lynn Thorp, Clean Water Action’s National Campaigns Director
New Report Raises Questions About Colorado Oil and Gas Injection Wells and Threat to Drinking Water Sources
“Turning over aquifers to fossil fuel companies for injection should only be done with the most extreme caution - if at all. Colorado regulators do not even keep a list of which aquifers have been handed over to the industry, and EPA’s list is full of holes,” said report author, Andrew Grinberg.