Texas Blog Posts

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Meet our new Texas Director, Becky Smith!

June 6, 2022

Welcome to our new Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund Texas State Director, Becky Smith!  Becky is taking the helm in the Lone Star State after our long time Texas State Director David Foster

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Clean Water 50 Stories: Todd Speight

April 13, 2022

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we’re sharing our history and stories of the people who have helped us protect clean water along the way through #CleanWater50Stories.

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Clean Water Candidates Won Big in Texas

November 16, 2018

Thanks to clean water voters who came out in force for last week's elections, most of the pro-environment candidates endorsed by Clean Water Action here in Texas prevailed, and our endorsed candidates who lost, did so by very narrow margins.

EPA is Studying Oil and Gas Wastewater

October 15, 2018

Last week EPA held a public meeting in DC to share updates and take public comment on the agency’s study of oil and gas wastewater, also known as produced water. The oil and gas industry has grown significantly in water constrained states around the country, like Texas and New Mexico, and has a long history of putting drinking water sources at risk, from California to Pennsylvania.

Oil and gas well silhouette photo: shutterstock, Calin Tatu

Fighting Big Oil in Texas

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.

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Protecting the Attoyac River, Lake Sam Rayburn, and Our Drinking Water

September 19, 2017

An oil and gas surface disposal land farm application was rejected per a letter from the Texas Railroad Commission to the applicant Common Disposal as of Tuesday, September 11.