Trans Texas Corridor

Water War Meeting Hosted by Bluebonnet Electric Coop

Central Texas Meeting on the Water War

Sponsored by Bluebonnet Electric

A meeting took place on Wednesday, March 18th, sponsored by Bluebonnet Electric Coop at the Lost Pines Hyatt Regency Resort  in Cedar Creek.  To see the line up of speakers at this meeting click here State Highway 130 Meeting Hosted by Bluebonnet Electric.  These are the folks whose day jobs involve circling the great Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer — the aquifer that feeds millions of Texans from NE Texas through the heart of Texas, down to the Mexican border.  The counties that could be most dramatically affected by decisions discussed at this meeting are Bastrop, Lee, Caldwell, Burleson, and Milam over to Brazos (Bryan-College Station) – they are the counties that cover the outcrop of the Carrizo-Wilcox, and specifically the Simsboro portion of the aquifer.

 

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We Don’t Have to Enjoy the Rape

This session is a Claytie Williams session for sure.  But we don't have to enjoy it.   

While lawmakers are arguing about who gets cut, there is no plan for shared sacrifice that overnight would create huge revenue.  Our evidence?
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Texans Gear Up to Kill Perry’s Trans-Texas Water Highway

Feral Hogs aren't the only hogs running wild in Texas.

            The people of Texas killed the grand scheme of the Trans-Texas Corridor.  But according to Independent Texans, the state's only voter association for non-aligned and independent voters, the tentacles of the TTC still need to be cut-off, namely:  the legislature's dangerous plan to move groundwater around the state. This Tuesday, the Natural Resources Committee in the Texas House will deliberate on the house version of SB 332, HB 1730 for "vested" water rights. They say that the bill is just part of an overall plan for groundwater transport that includes constitutional amendments that will make taxpayers pay for expensive pipelines and other projects, and to gain new taxing authority for the state — all to enrich private developers and water profiteers.  (See SJR 25HJR 137 and HJR 138.)

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Texas Water Wars Conference: March 19th – Y’all Come!

It is time for you to make a reservation to the Texas Water Wars Conference in Cedar Creek* on Saturday, March 19th.  Yes, it is a free event!  Yes, it is at the beautiful McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  And, yes, we have a terrific line-up of speakers (see below) and this is an ACTION conference.  

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THIS Saturday, Stop the Trans-Texas Water Highway

Please spread the word and get yourself and others to Bastrop this Saturday, January 15th, 2-4 pm for this important water forum. We are sounding bell to all voters to join together in a statewide mobilizing effort to shore up local control of groundwater.  Only a unified effort can stop the State Pipeline (aka the Trans-Texas Water Highway):

WHEN:  Saturday, January 15th, 2-4 pm
PLACE:  Bastrop Library, 1101 Church Street
TOPIC:  The Texas Water War:  Will the people unite!
SPEAKERS:  Judith McGeary, Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance
Pati Jacobs, Bastrop rancher
Phil Cook, Sierra Club
Steve Box, Environmental Stewardship
 
Bring your friends — from the tea party to green party — all are welcome and needed!  
 
Note:  If you can show up at 1:30 to help set up the room, or help afterwards, please reply to this message or call us at 512-535-0989

PS  Austin's News 8 (now YNN) just ran this piece about our fight for local water control.  They'll be there on Saturday too.  

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

Sign it, if you live in Austin

Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Why don't you share this with your friends, please:

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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