Thanks San Antonio Council…we have 30 months to bust Vista Ridge

We can’t say it was unexpected, but the San Antonio City Council voted unanimously today for the Vista Ridge $3.4 billion water grab.

BUT, hold your horses! The Vista Ridge contract contains a provision that San Antonio Water System can walk away at any time, for any reason, within 30 months of the signing of this contract, with minimal penalties. What that means, folks,

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Good news, great news, ugly news – Vista Ridge!

More people are beginning to see that our local issues are part of a major growth period in Texas where, as we know, water and energy will continue to drive the growth. It may just be that the Vista Ridge Pipeline will be fodder for statewide organizing. No telling what can be done by good organizing crossing all kinds of social, political and economic lines.

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Thank you San Antonio Mayor Taylor!

San Antonio interim Mayor Ivy Taylor –on Wednesday’s KTSA-550 AM radio show — said she hasn’t received any complaints about the Vista Ridge water grab! Really? STEP ONE: Call the Mayor’s COMMENT LINE NOW!  210.207.2280. Ask her to hold her horses (the real estate lobby) on Vista Ridge before she harms two aquifers and her own ratepayers! STEP TWO:  Generate thousands of letters to the Mayor and Council here: SIGN AND SEND HERE and SHARE IT STEP THREE:  Reach tens[…]

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Urgent Bastrop & Lee County Meetings!

Did you see today’s opinion-editorial by Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape? Way to go Judge! The League of Independent Voters is calling two special and urgent meetings. One for Bastrop County and one for Lee County: This Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 pm-3:30 pm, at the Bastrop Library (1100 Church Street, Bastrop). Next Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 pm, at the Giddings Library, 276 N Orange Street. Please pass this along and bring your neighbors! San Antonio Water System (SAWS) may[…]

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Vista Ridge Water and Money Grab! Join tomorrow’s conference call

Join our 9 am conference call tomorrow (Saturday, October 11) to get active in the League of Independent Voters of Texas. Reply to this message for call instructions or call us! Urban and rural Texans are joining together to fight San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge water and money grab. Here’s Austin’s Bill Bunch of Save Our Springs standing with Lee County landowners, Gary and Dorothey Gerdes, before the San Antonio City Council on Wednesday night. Together, we hit the[…]

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Release: The Tale of Two Endangered Aquifers

The Simsboro and Edwards Aquifers are endangered the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District and politicians who bow to the real estate lobby in Central Texas. This tale of two endangered aquifers is our story — the story of Texans who must fend for ourselves as our political leaders serve themselves.

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Tale of Two Aquifers Letter to San Antonio City Council

Stop the Vista Ridge $3.4B Water Grab!  Click here to hear San Antonio interim Mayor Ivy Taylor on KTSA-550 AM explain (badly) why she doesn’t have to listen to the “environmentalists” complaining about Vista Ridge. Call Taylor at 210.207.2280, then, if you live in San Antonio, call your Council District Member at 210.207.7040 This is a woeful tale of two aquifers — the great Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer underlying Burleson, Milam, Lee and Bastrop counties AND the great[…]

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Bus to San Antonio rescheduled for Wednesday, October 8!

Sorry for all the confusion about the trip to San Antonio. We are NOT going today, we’re going next Wednesday as we now have a full hearing NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8TH, at 6 pm at SAN ANTONIO CITY HALL, 114 W. Commerce. Parking is available next door in the Frost Bank building. So, dear Texans, wherever you are – if you value your water and your wallets – show up! We will hook you up with a ride in your[…]

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