Clean Water Action Calls on TCEQ to Take Immediate Action to Protect the Residents of Corpus Christi
"This is a perfect example of what can happen when we don't put drinking water first,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “The TCEQ needs to get to the bottom of this ASAP and issue fines high enough to punish and to deter future incidents."
Clean Water Action is currently hiring field community organizers to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities.
Council Member Pool has been a champion for water conservation and renewable energy. She was a leader in the successful effort to persuade city leaders to invest in low-cost West Texas solar farms that will reduce Austin's dependence on fossil fuels, lower Austin Energy's water footprint, and help keep electric bills in check.
“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.”
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.