Environment Texas calls on Legislature to Stop Water Hogs


This reminds me of that great Hightower quote: “…the water won’t clear up until we get the hogs out of the creek.

Environment Texas Campaign to Save Texas Rivers

A press conference to highlight some of Texas’ biggest “water hogs” and to call on the Texas legislature to adopt strong standards and funding for water conservation. 2011 was the worst drought in Texas history, causing major harm to our economy, environment and way of life. Today, 77% of Texas remains in drought, including a portion of Tarrant County. The Texas Water Development Board estimates that Texas will need an additional 8.3 million acre-feet of water by 2060 – enough water to fill Cowboys Stadium 3,476 times. Despite this insecurity to our water supply, too much water is being wasted by some of the biggest users in the state, including in agriculture, oil and gas and electricity production. Environment Texas will outline conservation strategies and call on the Legislature to act.

Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 AM

Trinity Park Duck Pond, Fort Worth, Texas

Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
Linda Hanratty, League of Women Voters of Texas

Environment Texas will unveil an inflatable, floating pig emblazoned with “Stop Water Hogs”


Fun stuff!  I have many happy memories from the Fort Worth Duck Pond.

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.