Landowner, David Holland’s history making case (aka “Denbury Green”) is having an OPEN hearing tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Beaumont at the 172nd Civil District Court, 1001 Pearl Street map here.
Remember that a question arising in this case went to the Texas Supreme Court. The Supremes ruled that you cannot give someone the power of eminent domain simply allowing them to check a box on a form. (This “common carrier” check box is on the T4 form at the Railroad Commission.)
Now the case is back at the lower court on a hearing for “summary judgement”. If Holland wins, the case moves forward on the facts. If he loses, we all lose (especially those who grow food) and the pipeline industry gets another big pass on eminent domain abuse.
Please pass this on and come if you can. We’ll have dinner following to talk before we hit the road.
Water Action Requests/Mark Your Calendars
Now thru Feb. 12: Travis, Colorado, Fayette, Wharton, Bastrop, Matagorda Counties! Please read this, send a letter and consider coming to this hearing of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Feb. 12th, 9:30 am in Austin. (They’re actually considering cutting off the flow to the river basin southeast of Austin, about which 5 County Judges are asking for help to stop!)
NOW Statewide: There’s the “SWIFT Stakeholder Meetings” held by the Texas Water Development Board about what, where and how Prop 6 money is going to allocated (click here for details).
Saturday, Feb. 15th, 10:15-11:30, Seguin: Linda Curtis (for the League) and Kathleen Hubbard (Brazos River Bottom Alliance) will be speaking at the Texas Certified Farmers Market 2013 Meeting. Details here.
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