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Environmental Advocate

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is dedicated to building a movement of strong environmental leaders, and fighting to hold politicians accountable on campaigns to protect the health and environment of communitie

Report: Texas Flouted Federal Aquifer Rules for 34 Years

August 26, 2016

Clean Water Action, an environmental advocacy group, contends in its report that the nation's top oil-producing state doesn't really know how many injection wells are affecting drinking water or the full impact.

Report: Texas Flouted Federal Aquifer Rules for 34 Years

August 26, 2016

The Texas Railroad Commission has let the petroleum industry inject oil and gas waste into groundwater for decades without the required federal approval, a national environmental group says. Officials with Clean Water Action said the failure of oversight on the part of the state and federal governments may have contaminated future drinking water sources.

Council approves permanent water restrictions

May 6, 2016

After an hour-and-a-half debate, City Council voted Thursday to approve an ordinance that will permanently restrict residents from using automatic sprinklers on their lawns more than once a week.

Council Votes to Permanently Tighten Water Restrictions

May 6, 2016

Central Texas is drought-free. The Highland Lakes are full and for the first time in years, Austin was on the brink of ending its water use restrictions.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: David Foster

Water on the Home Front

April 6, 2016

Learn More About the Texas Water Crisis, State Law, and Drought Resistant Landscaping