National Publications

Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

August 23, 2017

Americans should understand the goal of the oil and gas industry: drill, extract, and burn all the oil and gas resources it can acquire. The business plan is to burn it all.Stranglehold: Oil and Gas Money is Choking Our Democracy

Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)

November 14, 2017

CO2-EOR presents risks to groundwater, the surface environment, and the health of communities living near oil fields.


Chevron Midway-Sunset EOR Well Blowout

The Environmental Risks and Oversight of Enhanced Oil Recovery in the United States

August 2, 2017

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is the most common oil recovery practice in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 60% of domestic crude oil production. EOR involves the injection of fluids underground to increase the flow of oil and gas to the surface. Despite its prevalence, EOR is largely unknown to the public, poses threats to groundwater, and lacks adequate oversight from state and federal regulators. 

Horseshoe Band - AZ. Photo credit: Francesco R. Iacomino /  Shutterstock

Annual Report - 2016

May 11, 2017

Open the Annual Report below and you’ll see great examples of what we’ve accomplished, thanks to your help.

Comments: SAB Panel Review of the Draft Assessment of Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water

Once again the SAB Panel deserves considerable praise for the way it has conducted the review of this “highly influential” document over these past several months.

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The Chilling Effect of Oil and Gas Money on Our Democracy

April 20, 2016

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.