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.
In this issue: Building a Culture of Water Conservation in DFW; Oil Industry Plays ‘Russian Roulette’ with Our Drinking Water; Permit for Toxic East Texas ‘Landfarm’ Denied!; Tree Protection Ordinances Survive Special Session; Austin’s ‘Water Forward’: The Next 100 Years; What Hurricane Harvey Should Teach Us
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
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.