Clean Water Action is working in partnership with other state and local organizations to bring stronger regulations to the hydraulic fracturing industry in Texas. No state has more hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations under way than ours. Fracking is usually accompanied by horizontal drilling and is poorly regulated. Impacts on public health, the environment and property values can be dramatic.
The Railroad Commission of Texas has failed to implement Safe Drinking Water Act protections and allowed injection activity into underground sources of drinking water — removing them from future supplies at a time of rapid population growth and recurrent drought.
In this issue: Dye Tests Reveals Risks of Dripping Springs Sewage Discharge; CodeNext and Water Forward: Building Climate Resilience in Austin; Key Choices Face Texas Voters; Railroad Commission Report Shows Gap in Groundwater Protection; Thirty Years of Clean Water Organizing in Texas; EarthX Hits the Mark Again
Texas Messing With Texas: New Report Find Railroad Commission Fails to Protect Drinking Water from the Oil and Gas Industry
“The failure of the Texas Railroad Commission to implement federally mandated Safe Drinking Water Act protections leaves Texans in the dark about the security of their underground sources of drinking water," said David Foster, Clean Water Action Texas State Director
As the Texas Hill Country adds population, more and more subdivisions want to send their sewage to treatment plants which discharge the treated eff