A great campaign from Environment Texas:
The rains have come. The drought has eased, and in some parts of Texas, is over. Does that mean it’s OK for big corporations to start wasting water?
Of course not — especially when our rivers and wildlife still have a long way to go before they fully recover.
We’re calling on corporate water hogs to stop wasting water and we’re taking our message — complete with a giant, inflatable hog — to cities across Texas. I’d love it if you wouldadd your name to our call to action right now.
We’re launching our Stop the Water Hogs tour this week in Fort Worth and we’d love to tell the media that 5,000 people have joined our call. So please add your name and share the call to action with your friends.
The worst drought since 1789 hit Texas hard last year. Portions of the Brazos and Guadalupe rivers both ran dry. Tourism and recreation took a hit from low lake levels and river flows. Some communities even ran out of water and had extra trucked in. We can hope recent rains mean the stress that drought has put on our rivers and wildlife is over, butwe’re not taking anything for granted.
Many of us have done our part by following watering restrictions, installing low-flow toilets and showerheads and rain barrels, or even replacing our lawns with drought-resistant plants. Meanwhile, billions of gallons of water are sucked from our rivers every year only to be wasted, as drilling companies fail to recycle their wastewater, agribusinesses waste water in unlined ditches, and power companies forego modern technologies in favor of outdated methods.
As these companies sap two-thirds of Texas’ water, it’s become all too clear: Individual action is not enough to solve our problems long-term. To get the job done, we need our lawmakers in Austin to crack down on our worst corporate water hogs. That’s why we need to show them that we mean business.
Will you help us deliver a powerful message on our Stop the Water Hogs tour and add your name to our petition today?
Thanks, as always, for making it all possible.
Environment Texas Directo
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.
- Web |
- More Posts(5117)
How about they stop stealing it, too??? Just a reminder, during the height of N. Texas’s epic drought last August, Chesapeake didn’t just HOG water, they stole it from Arlington, TX and trucked it over to Grand Prairie, TX to frack a well at Joe Pool Lake. Grand Prairie had just invoked a moratorium and told Chesapeake they couldn’t frack due to the drought. A resident spotted a water truck on an inactive pad site near her home hooked up to a fire hydrant. She took a picture.
And the rest of the story…
Hogs be gone.