In November 2017, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), which regulates the state’s oil and gas operations, submitted a report on its Class II Underground Injection Well Control (UIC) program to EPA. This report, which Clean Water Action received via an open records request, has not been published on either agency's web page.
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
In this issue: Trump’s Attacks on Landmark Environmental Laws; Texas Legislature Misses Opportunities on Environment; Sewage Discharges Above Edwards Aquifer; Bureau of Land Management Ignores Protests, Holds Fracking Auction Anchor; and more.
The Railroad Commission of Texas has failed to implement Safe Drinking Water Act protections and allowed injection activity into underground sources of drinking water — removing them from future supplies at a time of rapid population growth and recurrent drought.
Far too many members of the Texas congressional delegation put polluter profits before people. But there are some clean water leaders. Representatives Joaquin Castro, Eddie Berncie Johnson, and Llyod Doggett are long time champions.