House Bill 2771 would allow oil and gas companies to discharge their contaminated wastewater from fracking and other activities into Texas lakes, rivers and streams, which are sources of our drinking water.
The bill says the water must be “treated,” but there are no standards or processes for treating the vast majority of the 1,600 chemicals found in fracking wastewater. Oil and gas companies don’t even have to disclose what all of these chemicals are!
Making matters even worse, House Bill 2545 would provide a subsidy for companies that dump these toxins into our drinking water.
The Texas House of Representatives already failed us by passing both of these bills. Now we must stop them in the Texas Senate.
Email Your Texas State Senator Now to Oppose Allowing Fracking Wastewater Into Our Drinking Water
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Thank you for emailing and demanding that your Texas state senator oppose HB 2771 and HB 2545, which would allow fracking chemicals into our drinking water.
Defeating these Big Oil-funded bills is not going to be easy, but your senator is more likely to vote NO if he or she is getting phone calls, as well as emails, in opposition.
When you call, give this message to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a voicemail:
“I’m upset to learn that the Texas Senate is considering legislation – HB 2771 – that would allow wastewater from fracking and other oil and gas industry activities into Texas lakes, rivers and streams. HB 2545 would even provide a subsidy for companies to do this. This dangerous proposal would put millions of Texans at risk of consuming toxic chemicals. I urge Senator _______________ to vote NO on HB 2771 and HB 2545, and to support amendments to make these bills more protective of public health.”
Message for Senator Bryan Hughes (sponsor of HB 2771):
“I’m upset to learn that the Texas Senate is considering a bill Senator Hughes is sponsoring - HB 2771 - that would allow wastewater from fracking and other oil and gas industry activities into Texas lakes, rivers and streams. This is a dangerous proposal that would put millions of Texans at risk of consuming toxic chemicals in their drinking water. I urge Senator Hughes to stop advancing HB 2771. He should at least amend the bill to be more protective of public health.”