Release: Simsboro Aquifer Under Siege, Independents Pray for Abbott Intervention in Post-Harvey World

Bastrop, Texas, Thursday, October 5, 2017: Some would say only God and Mother Nature “own” the Simsboro — humanity only stewards it. Residents of Bastrop, Lee, Milam and Burleson counties are looking to enlist Governor Greg Abbott’s intervention in what they’re calling a manmade disaster in the making – the draining of the very slow to recharge Simsboro Aquifer by San Antonio’s Vista Ridge water project, aka “San Antone Hose”. The “Hose” is a “mega-permit” in the Simsboro just 30 miles east of the Governor’s residence, according to claims by the non-profit League of Independent Voters of Texas.

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Time is flying! Legislature, remember our water & land???

Last minute changes to the Water Code are expected to come to the floor of the Senate TODAY by way of Rep. Lyle Larson’s (R-San Antonio) HB 31. Truthfully, Larson has already secured a big hand off for water marketers, especially Vista Ridge, with the passage of HB 2378. HB 2378 sets automatic renewals for export groundwater permits, enabling the water lobby to further maximize profits from mass movement of groundwater. This was unstoppable.

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The risks of the California Water Model to Texas

Former Edwards Aquifer Authority Board member, respected hydrologist and San Antonio resident, George Rice, will discuss the dangers posed by large water export projects, such as Vista Ridge and other proposed pipeline projects. Hear how these projects could impact the aquifers underlying Burleson, Milam, Lee, and Bastrop counties and your family’s future. Print the flier for this event here: The Risks of the California water model to Texas   When: Friday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Caldwell Civic Center 103 West[…]

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