Texas Water Development Board data projects a deficit of 4,759,781 acre-feet per year for the state by 2020. By 2070, that number will jump to almost 9 million. With Texas continuing to attract new businesses and residents, demand for water will continue to increase. How water, a limited resource, is managed by the state, local governments, businesses and individuals will be a deciding factor in the Lone Star State’s future.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves drilling down into the earth’s surface and injecting a high-pressure mixture of water, chemicals and sand to fracture rocks and release gas inside. The extraction process has been around since the late 1940s, but rose to public prominence in the 1990s.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.