Report: Enhanced oil recovery threatens drinking water.
Regulators lack the resources and data to oversee an estimated 60% of U.S. oil production.
Washington, D.C. - According to a study released today by Clean Water Action, federal and state agencies tasked with monitoring the oil industry do not have the data, resources and regulations needed to adequately protect water from risks associated with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) practices, which account for an estimated 60% of crude oil production.
Clean Water Action is currently hiring field community organizers to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities. We are looking to add to our current staff of committed, professional, and highly skilled activists to act as front line ambassadors in the communities that we serve.
Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping
Would you like to save water, save money, and still have a beautiful yard? Would you like to help your community and our state save water for wildlife and for future generations of Texans?
Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.
Boston’s recycling rate has risen from abysmal levels in recent years, but still lags far behind the national average. Boston incinerates 80% of its residential waste and pays tens of millions annually for the privilege.
“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.
Clean Water’s pilot program, cosponsored by the state Department of Environmental Management, involved 14 hardware stores across the Ocean State that collect burned-out compact fluorescents (CFLs) and linear tubes up to 4 feet long from their customers.