Texas Blog Posts

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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.

Lake Sam Rayburn, photo: US Army Corps of Engineers

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.

shutterstock, Lori Martin

Calling Foul on the Texas Railroad Commission's Failure to Protect Groundwater

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.

Kern River Oil Field in California. Photo credit: Andrew Grinberg / Clean Water Action

Our Latest Trip Around the Sun: A 2015 Collection of Articles and Insights

January 3, 2016

Highlights from some of Clean Water's favorite insights and developments this year in the world of oil and gas, drinking water protection and climate change.