Clean Water Action works in Texas on protecting drinking water, preventing waste and pollution at the source, clean energy and climate solutions, and for a healthy and sustainable future for all Texans.
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 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.