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 -- Spring-Summer 2018

Texas Currents -- Spring-Summer 2018

In this issue: Dye Tests Reveals Risks of Dripping Springs Sewage Discharge; CodeNext and Water Forward: Building Climate Resilience in Austin; Key Choices Face Texas Voters; Railroad Commission Report Shows Gap in Groundwater Protection; Thirty Years of Clean Water Organizing in Texas; EarthX Hits the Mark Again

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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.

Clean Water Action Calls on TCEQ to Take Immediate Action to Protect the Residents of Corpus Christi

"This is a perfect example of what can happen when we don't put drinking water first,” said David Foster, State Director for Clean Water Action. “The TCEQ needs to get to the bottom of this ASAP and issue fines high enough to punish and to deter future incidents."

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.