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.
"Today is a good day. We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the American Jobs Plan is just a downpayment -- if we really want to build back better, we need to go big."
Clean Water Action: The Executive Orders on Climate Show the Biden Administration Understands What's at Stake
"By centering science again in decisions about how to best protect our water and act on the climate crisis, and placing a renewed focus throughout the government on environmental justice, the Administration has made clear it is serious about putting the needs of communities across the country first."