COVID-19 is Buying Time for Gulf Coast Towns Fighting Oil and Gas Projects

by | Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:25 CST
In Surfside Beach, Port Aransas, and elsewhere, contentious new infrastructure projects may be stalled by the accelerating pandemic.

Refuge From Responsibility

Paul Bruckwicki is standing on a hill between a grass-covered Army landfill and a creek called Harrison Bayou. Groundwater monitoring wells skirt the edge of th...Read More

Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

Mostly, that's decided by appointees who aren't accountable to the voters.

Before the summer of 2009, Bob Wynne could stand on his expansive deck high above Lake Travis and look out over flat, shimmering water. It was the perfect surfa...Read More

Water Shares

Author's Note

Imagine this: Your new neighbors install a powerful pump in their water well, and your well— your drinking water—dries up. In Texas, you would have no legal...Read More

Waterworld 2011

When we consider whether creatures live on other planets, the first question is always the same: Is there water? In poor countries, people fight and die over it...Read More

Playing By The Rule

Groundwater is covered by an archaic law that could leave us high and dry.

Water and where to get it has been an obsession ever since humans arrived in the American West. People have searched, begged, lied, stolen, cheated, killed and ...Read More