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.

Oil Companies on the Section 45Q Tax Credit: Take the Money and Run

“This is not a minor reporting error. This looks like flagrant noncompliance with a fundamental requirement that gauges the efficacy of carbon capture and storage technology as a climate mitigation tool. 45Q is close to useless without secure geological storage. The industry just took the money and ran,” said John Noel, National Oil & Gas Program Director.

Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)

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

 

Clean Water Action: New Methane Rules are a Positive First Step

“Until we transition away from oil and gas completely, we need the strongest possible rules to limit the harm to our climate and communities from this polluting industry."