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.

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.

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Protect Aquifers from Oilfield Waste!

Please write today to the Sunset Commission and tell it to direct the Railroad Commission to protect underground sources of drinking water, a problem we detailed in a 2016 report.

An Introduction to Fracking in Texas

Clean Water Action is working in partnership with other state and local organizations to bring stronger regulations to the hydraulic fracturing industry in Texas.

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.