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.
Oil and gas companies in Texas have been injecting wastewater and other fluids in potential drinking water sources with a green light from the Railroad Commission.
BLM Defers 31,000 Out of 34,000 Acres of Texas Public Lands Up for Auction for 10-Year Drilling Leases
Lewisville Lake and Texas National Foreslands Spared After Public Outcry
“This analysis puts a chilling human perspective on the pressing problem that emissions from oil and gas operations pose to our public health and most vulnerable populations.”
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