Publications

Chevron Midway-Sunset EOR Well Blowout
July 19, 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
May 11, 2017

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

May 24, 2016

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.

Money in Politics Cover
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.

March 29, 2016

Buyer Beware set out to analyze the interior coatings and lids of nearly 200 canned foods collected in 19 states and one Canadian province to determine whether the use of bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be widespread among major national brands and retailers of canned foods.

Cover Image - Clean Water Fund Annual Report - 2014
January 6, 2016
Yes, 2014 brought good news for our water, and, so far, 2015 is continuing that momentum. The Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule, finalized this spring, will go a long way to close Clean Water Act loopholes, restoring protections for small streams, wetlands and drinking water.
Aquifer Exemptions: The Report
January 6, 2016

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. 

January 6, 2016

Low Impact Development (LID) is a method of community development that seeks to use less pavement and more natural systems to reduce impacts on the environment.  This is Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund’s first report for the York County region.

Cover - Californians at Risk
January 6, 2016

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 waste water pit
January 6, 2016

Fact sheet about oil and gas wastewater disposal into open unlined pits and the threat to California’s water and air.