Water protectors are uniting in Bastrop on Wednesday night having scored a VERY important
court victory last week. We hope this victory will extend to safeguard
Landowners in District Judge Carson Campbell’s Courtroom, taken by Mary Huber, Bastrop Advertiser
all Texas landowners’ property rights in the groundwater under their land.
This coming Wednesday night, January 17, at 7 pm at Bastrop City Hall (1131 Chestnut), the Lost Pines GCD will review the court’s decision.
Bastrop and Lee county residents: please be there to tell them what you want them to do. (Of course, any of y’all are invited!)
Read this! Saturday’s Statesman/Bastrop Advertiser carried this commentary by our own Michele Gangnes, attorney and volunteer aquifer protector for the last 18 years: One Landowner’s Perspective on Landmark Water Decision
The Lost Pines Board will debate in private session, and may decide Wednesday night, whether they appeal our hometown judge’s decision. It might be the most important decision they have ever made. Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Agenda, January 2018.
Bottom line, we believe the District should fulfill its legal duty to protect property rights in groundwater and accept the Judge’s ruling. The District should not appeal. The alternative could be several more years of limbo for all concerned.
What else you can do:
Click here: to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund to help cover legal bills still pending on this case. Bring these issues to your officials and the candidates running in this election cycle. Here’s the LIV web page on water for your review. Join LIV and get involved with us this year! Your dues help fuel the all-volunteer League of Independent Voters. We are also now recruiting board members across the state.
PS Happy MLK Day, y’all!