We want our Home-Town, NOT a Ghost-Town!
Join the fight to protect our Water
The 27-acre property bought by TexCom is in the middle of the old Conroe Oil Field, which had some of the largest drilling activity back in the 30’s and 40’s as any other location in Texas.
In sworn testimony, the expert geologist for TexCom discounted every known geological map showing faults in this property, stating in his opinion they were all wrong. This was in spite of the fact that the most recent map, dated 2005, was done by Exxon, the owner and operator of that oil field since the 1920's.
Some problems with this site include:
Directly below the proposed drilling site in Montgomery County lie 3 major aquifers that
provide drinking water for all or part of 54 counties in South Texas. These are the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers. Toxic chemicals will be injected under high pressure into cavities below these precious freshwater sources. View Aquifer Map.
- The site is located in an established residential community, with homes bordering all sides of the property. Personal water wells for neighbors are as close as 300 feet from the proposed injection wells.
- There are over 500 abandoned oil wells in the mandated area of review on this property. Neither TexCom nor the TCEQ experts can determine how many, and to what extent these wells will be breached by toxic waste.
- Retired Oil & Gas employees have submitted depositions that some of these wells were known
to have been improperly capped at the time they were abandoned.
- This property is known to contain significant underground fissures, which can provide access points for toxic leaks to migrate upwards and seep into our freshwater supplies.
This site fails every criterion established for the safe operations of Class I injection wells.
- The site is in the middle of the old Conroe Oil Field, an area known to contain significant fissures. Both of these conditions create risk for isolating toxic chemicals from freshwater sources that supply millions of Texans, throughout 54 counties!
- Economic impact to the community. Montgomery and Harris Counties are two of the fastest growing areas in the state of Texas, as well as the U.S. The negative outcomes of these injection wells may include:
- Real Estate Developers actively engaged in
projects to bring thousands of new tax paying
residents and businesses to this area will abandon
projects. We will lose new housing, retail growth,
and access to jobs.
- Many businesses already here utilize water in their
production processes, and are bound to FDA
requirements for food-grade materials. If the
water is even perceived to be questionable, these
companies won’t risk it and will leave, taking jobs
For a listing of the materials that will be injected at this site, click on the Summary of Toxic Well Facts link. If you don't want things like paint thinner, antifreeze, and brake fluid in your drinking water, ACT NOW !
What Can You Do?
- Get involved
- Donate - Use button on left. We are a non-profit organization, therefore all funds received are used to offset expenses incurred for legal representation and publicity of our opposition efforts. Our only funding is through fund raising events and individual donations. Your financial support is crucial to continuing our opposition efforts.
- Signup to receive email updates