The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Comptroller Susan Combs has called for stronger state efforts toward water conservation and innovative water resources, including less use of fresh water in oil and gas drilling. Does this approach hold promise, or is it likely to fail?
Fail. The solution isn’t nit-picking at usage. The solution is substantially increasing supply and reserves - like the previous generation did. David Hallum
Pumping water into the ground is a terrible thing. Lee Monastesse
It’ll help. At a point, we’re going to have to face the fact that water is a more precious resource than oil. This is a big cultural change for Texas. Jim Atkinson
Restricting what people can use on their lawns is something that needs to be addressed. Susan Winters
Conservation is a must. It is time for Texas to wake up and get with it. Teresa Mobley Grunewald
Will fail because the people believe it will fail. Gimme gimme gimme and more gimme, but no one wants to do their part in putting in work. Charlie Velazquez
In Texas, the oil and gas industries get what they want. Having an idea on conservation and enactment are miles apart, but she [is] blessed for taking a position finally. Cynthia Baskette McKenzie