Natural Gas Development Saves Texas Water

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Key Findings

There are 97 species (67 animal, 30 plantlife) in Texas named on the ESA list, as well as 10 candidate species and another 62 awaiting a 12 month finding.
Since 2013, the Texas Legislature has appropriaed $10 million for research on Texas species
Water use for energy development in Texas is expected to decline significantly—more than 16 billion gallons per year—in the coming decades.
Natural gas provides a critical and flexible backstop for intermittent renewable power that’s increasingly being added to the Texas electric grid. Since renewables are also non-water-intensive, this further helps reduce water consumption in Texas.