The petrochemical giant's impact studies fail to address serious concerns about their proposed Harris Reservoir Expansion along the Brazos.
Drifting Toward Disaster
Development is straining the river that Spanish explorers once called "the Arms of God."
Amid droughts, climate change and development, Todd Votteler has ideas for how Texas can prevent future conflict over resources.
A century of enterprise brought the river to its brink. Now, authorities are “praying for a hurricane” as reservoirs dwindle and populations boom on both sides of the Mexico-Texas border.
Environmentalists have seized on water supply as a “chokehold” to block fossil fuels on the rugged South Texas coast.
Reservoirs in the Rio Grande Valley are running dry—sparking emergency water conservation measures.