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600 West 28th St.
Suite 202
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 474-2046
(512) 474-2076
1000 Belt Line Road
Suite 150
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 833-4490

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CodeNext: Towards a More Climate Resilient City

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

Barton Spring. photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

Join the #NoDrippingSewage campaign to protect our Hill Country water!

Sign the petition today showing your support a ban on dumping treated sewage into creeks above the Edwards Aquifer in favor of safer alternatives.

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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.

Xeriscape in Texas, photo: Bob Beyer

Your Xeriscape Headquarters

“Xeriscape” simply means landscaping with plants that do well in the local climate without requiring much, if any, additional water beyond normal rainfall. Use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.

dry cracked soil due to drought in Texas

Water Conservation

We are working in local communities and at the state level on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge zones, and conserve water for the future.

State of Texas Aquifer Exemption Project -- Report by Texas Railroad Commission

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.

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Water Forward: A Critical Decision Point for Austin

Austin is nearing the end of a three-year planning process on how to meet its water needs for the next 100 years. Taking advantage of local water supplies is much more protective of the environment – and people's pocketbooks-- than piping in water from other communities.

From We All Live Downstream

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.

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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.