Texas News

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.

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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.

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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.

Grassroots Management Trainee

October 5, 2016

Our Grassroots Management Trainee positions are open to those who want to develop into Field Managers and Canvass Directors.

Environmental Advocate

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is dedicated to building a movement of strong environmental leaders, and fighting to hold politicians accountable on campaigns to protect the health and environment of communitie

Report: Texas Flouted Federal Aquifer Rules for 34 Years

August 26, 2016

Clean Water Action, an environmental advocacy group, contends in its report that the nation's top oil-producing state doesn't really know how many injection wells are affecting drinking water or the full impact.