Conservation News

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District appeals decision of judge who ruled in favor of Conroe in water lawsuit | Community Impact Newspaper

Oct 15, 2018: The lawsuit between the city of Conroe and the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District over groundwater regulations is ongoing despite a Sept. 18

Source: Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District appeals decision of judge who ruled in favor of Conroe in water lawsuit | Community Impact Newspaper

Commentary: LCRA doesn’t need to be in groundwater business

The Bastrop Advertiser deserves praise for reporting on LCRA’s permit application for 8.15 billion gallons of groundwater per year from the Simsboro Aquifer. Regardless of the outcome of LCRA’s application, the issues go far beyond what will be addressed by the State Office of Administrative Hearings, and all Texans have a stake in the outcome.These issues need to be addressed, and failure to do so allows readers to assume that the protestants are standing in the way of progress

Source: Commentary: LCRA doesn’t need to be in groundwater business

No Link Between Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production and Methane in Groundwater, Studies Conclude | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

After four years of studies, scientists have found no link between methane present in water wells outside of Fort Worth and nearby gas production activities in the Barnett Shale.

Source: No Link Between Barnett Shale Natural Gas Production and Methane in Groundwater, Studies Conclude | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin