In 2011, RGISC helped form the Safe Fracking Coalition in response to the rapid development of the Eagle Ford Shale play. RGISC organized several standing room only town hall meetings with experts to discuss water consumption, waste-water disposal, and potential environmental and public health risks. RGISC launched a 1-minute Public Service Announcement (PSA) which aired on local TV stations with local elected officials about the dangers of hauling liquid waste materials in open-top dump trucks, and heavy fines and jail time involved with such activity. In 2012, RGISC helped organize a town hall meeting with the River Pierce Foundation and Zapata County Commissioners Court for San Ygnacio. The town hall saved this small historic town, located downriver in Zapata County, from the construction of a massive land farm that would accept fracking waste material, just 1-mile from its only water intake pump.
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