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Be a Clean Water Voter - Texas Endorsements 2022

October 17, 2022

Elections matter – that is something that Clean Water Action has known for a long time.

Groups Petition EPA to Take Over Texas’ Broken System for Controlling Water Pollution

September 23, 2021

David Foster, Clean Water Action Texas Director, said:  "Delegating the authority to enforce the federal Clean Water Act to a state only works if that state actually implements the law. The TCEQ's failure to do this has exposed Texas waterways and the people and ecosystems that depend on them to enormous risk. It's time for EPA to take matters into its own hands."

Clean Water Action: Texas just made it harder to vote -- the US Senate must respond by protecting voting rights.

September 7, 2021

"Instead of focusing on real problems like fixing the electrical grid that failed so miserably during last winter's storm, the Governor and his allies are making it harder for people to vote."


Leading Environmental Groups Oppose Austin’s Strong Mayor Proposal

March 31, 2021

“This proposal would concentrate too much power in the hands of a single position – the mayor -- while reducing the power of council members who are elected by district,” said David Foster, Clean Water Action’s State Director.


Protect Our Creeks, Aquifers and Springs from Treated Wastewater!

July 31, 2019

As the Texas Hill Country adds population, more and more subdivisions want to send their sewage to treatment plants which discharge the treated effluent directly into creeks and rivers.

flooded sewer grate / photo: flickr.com/ghost_bear CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Austin's Land Development Code: Towards a More Climate Resilient City

June 7, 2018

We need to make sure that CodeNext preserves and improves Austin's environmental protections, and creates a more climate-resilient city.