Oil, Gas, and Fracking in California

Protecting California's water, health and environment from dangerous oil and gas production activities, including fracking, acidizing, and toxic wastewater disposal.

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Californians At Risk: An Analysis of Health Threats from Oil and Gas Pollution in Two Communities

To  understand the impacts of oil and gas development on California communities Clean Water Action and our allies at Earthworks studied health and air contaminants in two communities in the heart of oil country - Lost Hills in Kern County, and Upper Ojai in Ventura County.

Oil and gas waste pits - CA

Oil and Gas Wastewater in California

California oil companies produce more than 130 billion gallons of wastewater every year, threatening the state's water quality and environmental health. 

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground: Fracking, Acidizing, and Increased Earthquake Risk in California finds that millions of Californians live in areas threatened by oil industry-induced earthquakes.

 

Clean Water Action Statement on Governor Newsom's Executive Order to Phase Out Oil Production

Oakland -- Today, Governor Newsom announced that he is directing state agencies to develop a plan to phase out oil production in California by 2045