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.
“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.”
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
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
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.