Save the date for Groundwater Day at the Texas Capitol! We are planning to visit legislators and their staff on February 27th to let them know about TAGD and the good work done by GCDs across the state
Early voting starts next week! Interested in learning more about Proposition 2, the ballot initiative implementing SJR 4 from the 2011 Legislative Session? Visit TWDB's Prop 2 Information Page or Texas Infrastructure Now for detailed information.
To summarize, the proposition, if approved, will allow TWDB to provide additional funding opportunities for local water infrastructure projects in Texas. It does not create state debt and is self-supporting, meaning the bonds would be issued only to provide funding requested by local communities, and then the entity benefiting from the projects will repay the loans, and thus the bonds. This initiative passed the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Drilling is a way of life in West Texas, but not everyone knows exactly what chemicals go into the ground during the process.
Frac fluid, a combination of sand, water and various chemicals, opens up the oil and natural gas molecules locked in the micro pores of rocks, Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association said.
The Texas Legislature passed the country’s first hydraulic fracking fluid disclosure bill last week, requiring oil and gas companies to publicly list the specific chemicals used in drilling.