Action: Stop the Texas Water Grid
Sign the petition/letter to say no to the “California Model” and for a real solution for Texas…Conserve First, Convey Later. Then — MOST IMPORTANT — call your own State Representative and Senator with the same message…more below.
Watch this 1-minute excerpt of Rep. Lyle Larson at the April 8th hearing on House Bill 3298 in the Natural
The problem: The nation now watches the painful results of a policy deployed just 50 years
Conserve Now, Convey Later. Though we understand the problems and solutions are complex, Texas can move now to marshal our water funds towards a massive conservation effort for Texas — to save water, not consume ever-greater quantities of water. Mining our aquifers will only make things worse.
ACTION PLAN: Send this letter now to key legislative leaders (add your own comments at the end) then do the rest of our action plan below it. [emailpetition id=”9″]
We hope you’ve already sent the letter — if not, back up and do it now. Then — THIS IS CRITICAL! — reach your own State Representative and Senator with the same message. Find them here.
Send your own letter to the editor, call community leaders you know — get this out for us.
Come to hearings next week and/or join us for tomorrow’s 9 am conference call. Reply for details.
This entire message is posted here in our news section — share from there and post a comment.
For a deeper understanding, read testimonies on Larson’s grid bill (HB 3298/SB 1907) from Environmental Stewardship, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club and the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and us here at the League.
Read Alyssa Burgin’s “California Water Story” for a deeper understanding of the history of the problem.
P.S. Don’t forget — Larson hails from San Antonio, the city that once made conservation their cause and reversed course last October with the groundwater movement ‘game changer’ — the Vista Ridge water grab.