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Tell the Texas Railroad Commission to Improve Regulation of Smaller 'Gathering Pipelines'

The Texas Railroad Commission, in response to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, is proposing long-overdue regulations for so-called 'gathering pipelines.

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Austin's Land Development Code: Towards a More Climate Resilient City

We need to make sure that CodeNext preserves and improves Austin's environmental protections, and creates a more climate-resilient city.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: Bob Beyer

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

“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.

State of Texas Aquifer Exemption Project -- Report by Texas Railroad Commission

In November 2017, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), which regulates the state’s oil and gas operations, submitted a report on its Class II Underground Injection Well Control (UIC) program to EPA. This report, which Clean Water Action received via an open records request, has not been published on either agency's web page.

Barton Spring. photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

Keep Treated Wastewater Out of Our Creeks, Aquifers and Springs!

As the Texas Hill Country adds population, more and more subdivisions want to send their sewage to treatment plants which discharge the treated effluent directly into creeks and rivers.