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Austin, TX 78705
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Sunset review for the Texas Railroad Commission

Please write the staff at the Sunset Commission and tell them to direct the Railroad Commission of Texas to improve protections for public health and the environment

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.

dry cracked soil due to drought in Texas

Water Conservation

We are working in local communities and at the state level on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge zones, and conserve water for the future.

Don't Double-Deck Mopac at Lady Bird Lake!

Don't Double-Deck Mopac at Lady Bird Lake!

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) wants to add elevated lanes to Mopac at Lady Bird Lake, right next to Zilker Park and Barton Springs!

From We All Live Downstream

Kern River Oil Field in California. Photo credit: Andrew Grinberg / Clean Water Action

Our Latest Trip Around the Sun: A 2015 Collection of Articles and Insights

January 3, 2016

Highlights from some of Clean Water's favorite insights and developments this year in the world of oil and gas, drinking water protection and climate change.

Abbott's Saber Rattling Prattle Against Protecting Our Water

August 12, 2014

Sadly, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's August 11th letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatening to sue if it does not retreat from its plan to strengthen protections for the sources of our drinking water is more about politics and ideology than public health. For Abbott, it does not matter that EPA simply wants to return protections back to where they were during the Clinton and Reagan administrations.

Why I want to #ProtectCleanWater - My Childhood Creek

May 8, 2014

For much of my childhood, in Waco Texas, I grew up with a creek behind my house.  That creek is the center of many of my memories and is one of many Texas creeks that is denied protections under the current interpretation of the Clean Water Act. Growing up, my siblings and I would put on rubber wading boots, take a net off a hook in our garage, and trample down the hill behind our house.