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.

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

Texas Currents - Fall 2017

Texas Currents - Fall 2017

In this issue: Building a Culture of Water Conservation in DFW; Oil Industry Plays ‘Russian Roulette’ with Our Drinking Water; Permit for Toxic East Texas ‘Landfarm’ Denied!; Tree Protection Ordinances Survive Special Session; Austin’s ‘Water Forward’: The Next 100 Years; What Hurricane Harvey Should Teach Us

pump jacks / photo: shutterstock, huyangshu

Why is Texas Oil & Gas Wastewater Being Injected in Sources of Drinking Water?

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.

Texas Currents -- Spring-Summer 2018

Texas Currents -- Spring-Summer 2018

In this issue: Dye Tests Reveals Risks of Dripping Springs Sewage Discharge; CodeNext and Water Forward: Building Climate Resilience in Austin; Key Choices Face Texas Voters; Railroad Commission Report Shows Gap in Groundwater Protection; Thirty Years of Clean Water Organizing in Texas; EarthX Hits the Mark Again

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.