Don't Frack with Texas' Health & Water

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.

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 eff

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."

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

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.

From We All Live Downstream

Oil and gas well silhouette photo: shutterstock, Calin Tatu
November 16, 2017

How would you react if oil drillers wanted to spread their toxic waste on an open field next to your drinking water supply? You would surely be as outraged as the people of Chireno and Nacogdoches were last summer when they reached out to Clean Water Action for help.

shutterstock, Lori Martin
August 26, 2016

The Sunset Review of the Texas Railroad Commission is well underway, and on Monday, August 15 I joined dozens of other Texans to speak out at the Sunset Advisory Commission's public hearing at the State Capitol.