The first of TWO hearings in Milano, Texas (about 60 miles north of Bastrop and 53 miles east of Round Rock) is THIS Wednesday, at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This hearing is for End Op, L.P.’s challenge to GMA 12 (Groundwater Management Area 12: Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Navarro, Robertson and Williamson counties) process for setting the “desired future conditions” that are used to set pumping limits in this area. End Op’s contention is that there’s plenty of water for in the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer to provide 71 million gallons per day for a 100-mile pipeline to Hays and Bexar county from the Simsboro portion underlying Bastrop and Lee counties.
Read this letter to the editor that explains our concerns that will hopefully convince you to be there on Wednesday, and/or the following Wednesday for Environmental Stewardship’s challenge. ES is arguing the opposite — that there is enough evidence to bolster LESS pumping. Read more here on Environmental Stewardship’s claims.
Bring a sign and lunch with whatever you want to say about this issue. (Though, there’s now a 1.5 hour break for lunch for folks to travel to Rockdale.) We’ll also bring materials for you to make one. We’ll take a picture outside we can share on our web blog and send to media. We’ll also be videoing and would love to get comments from you at the end of the hearing.
If you need a ride, please let us know and we’ll hook you up with others from your area. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 512-535-0989. Thank you!