Cedar Creek Residents Express Concerns at TCEQ — including video!

We are happy to provide a 29-minute video this portion of the TCEQ hearing held in Cedar Creek, Texas (Bastrop County) on September 18, 2017.  While you watch it, ask yourself whether this a proper location (Hwy. 21 near the junction of FM 812) for a waste transfer station? This is a high-growth area due to its proximity to Austin. Residents and County Commissioner Mark Meuth, who has long lived in this area, raised very serious and legitimate concerns about[…]

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Lee County Landowners and SAWDF Critical of Lost Pines District Permitting Practices

North Lee County landowners are speaking out on another commercial-size permit in north Lee County and have requested help from SAWDF to address their concerns. That area is also the site of the Forestar (USA) Real Estate Group’s commercial wells (recently purchased by Archway Water LLC), and is near End-Op/Recharge Texas’ proposed seven wells in Blue and the massive 33-well Vista Ridge Project in Burleson County.

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Torpedo this sneaky SAWS water amendment for the San Antone Hose!

We REALLY need your help to torpedo a SAWS Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose — Amendment #6 to Senate Bill 533 — at the last minute, just like we did in 2015. Remember, we warned you about last minute shenanigans!

Today, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was in a court of law in San Antonio AND at the Legislature with another trumped up “emergency” to build the SAWS hooks up to the Vista Ridge Project (their $3.4 billion, 142-mile mass conveyance water pipeline) at the expense of their ratepayers and despite opposition by landowners over the “donor” aquifer.

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Beware of False Profits Sticking It To Us

You heard the big news, right? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, empowered by the “Freedom Caucus” (FC) — approximately 11 representatives in the Texas House — trumped Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The FC thereby killed a bunch of bills including a critical bill for all of central Texas – HB 3996 – to force a sunset review of the rogue water utility otherwise known as SAWS. (Read this excellent piece R.G. Ratcliff for more.)

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The quest to end two-party rule part 2

Bad Seed Bill (SB 1172/ HB 3582) IS Monsanto’s

This was taken from an action alert by the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: We were successful in stalling the bad seed & sprays bill for almost a month — but Monsanto and its allies succeeded in moving it forward yesterday. And just in case we are able to block them on the “traditional” way to pass a bill (i.e. getting it approved by both chambers), they have found a parallel, alternative path. So we have to block them in[…]

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Pass the Greatest Bill Since Sliced Bread!

THIS FRIDAY! The greatest bill since sliced bread for the 42% plurality of Texans who are independent (we salute no party) is going to hit the floor of the Texas House. House Bill 25 — ending straight ticket “one punch” voting in Texas is a must do to bring about competitive elections.

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