Non-profit water defenders at the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund and the Central Texas Water Coalition are on the move to protect our water resources in the face of increasingly difficult and even idiotic challenges. It's not smart to defy Mother Nature, but that is really what we're seeing from the Central Texas Growth Machine. They are seriously considering more massive property tax waivers to woo more high-water users -- like 11 more Samsung chip plants -- to Central Texas.* Meanwhile, SAWS is using the most expensive groundwater in Texas via the Vista Ridge Pipeline so San Antonio can keep watering their grass in a drought. Yes, this is nuts.
Get a move on people! Come on out to these or get your comments in to the Natural Resources Committee before the Wednesday, August 24 hearing at 10 am.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, 6:30-7:30 pm, Water Town Hall at Buchanan Dam. More here.
Wednesday, August 24, 10 am at the Capitol, Texas House Hearing, Natural Resources Committee. Landowners to be heard! Lots more here.
Thursday, August 25, August 24, 6:30-7:30, Water Town Hall at The Oasis. More here.
We also look forward to seeing or hearing from the folks fighting the Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas and many more good folks seeking sane water policy from across the state. It's not smart to defy Mother Nature, but that is really what we're seeing from the Central Texas growth machine. They are seriously considering more massive property tax waivers to woo more BIG-water users to bring MORE people to Central Texas -- like 11 more Samsung chip plants!* (See Spectrum News.) Meanwhile, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) is using the most expensive groundwater in Texas via the Vista Ridge Pipeline so San Antonio can keep watering their grass in a drought.** (See San Antonio Report.) Yes, this is nuts. Join us, to send this message to the Texas Legislature: Don't California Our water! Note: No offense intended to you if you moved here from California. We can use your help to avoid another disaster -- the California Water Model to Texas.
Don't miss this important Dallas Morning News Article: It's about who’s really running grid policy behind closed doors – these industry elites -- no consumer advocates need apply. They serve on a committee whose recommendations have never been seen by the public. Note that Phil Wilson, General Manager of the LCRA, and longtime Rick Perry ally, is Chairman. Open with a Chrome browser.
UPCOMING EVENTS! • TX House Natural Resources Committee Hearing, Aug. 24, 10 am, more here. We hope to see you at the Capitol. • September 12, next LIV First Monday (moved one week due to Labor Day). Water & Subsidies: Kleptocracy on the rise! RSVP here. • TX Senate Water Hearing, Sept. 19, 9:30 am. More soon!