We now have a page up for the hearing next Monday, July 23rd, in Austin. Please COME to Austin for this hearing!
We will be available starting at 9 a.m. in the Capitol Grill (Room E1.002), The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in Room E2.012. Go here for details on parking, etc.
Now, whether or not you can make it next Monday, please call your state representative today about the following. It appears that the speakers for this hearing on Monday are “by invitation only”. This is not really the public hearings we have been asking for. What we really want is for landowners — those most affected by the eminent domain abuses by pipelines (the most immediate being the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas) — to have public hearings in their communities. Please call your state representative today and ask him or her to push for full public hearings in the areas affected right now by the land seizures related to the TransCanada pipeline in east Texas. You can let him or her know that there is a hearing on Monday at 10 a.m. of Rep. Rene Oliveira’s Land and Resource Management Committee about eminent domain abuses related to this issue. He or she might also want to send a staffer to this hearing.
You can contribute to Julia Trigg Crawford’s legal case against TransCanada at her website here and for those of you who can make it to Paris, Texas for her hearing on August 10th, please do — mark your calendars and we’ll send you more details soon.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to Austin next Monday!
Terri Hall, Texas TURF
Linda Curtis, Independent Texans
Jessica Ellison, Texans for Accountable Government
P.S. Here’s the recent article in the Houston Chronicle about our efforts to protect Texans’ property rights.