Release: Marvin Nichols a fight for all Texans’ local control.

The following release was sent to over 1500 news outlets throughout Texas today. Texas Water Development Board Seeks to Overturn Local Control in Water Planning for the Marvin Nichols Reservoir, Caring Less for Farm and Timber Jobs in NE Texas During the campaign for Proposition 6, Texas independents warned voters that the new Texas Water Development Board had become a political tool for Governor Perry and his special interest allies in their efforts to promote uncontrolled population growth. Now, a[…]

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Marvin Nichols Moves Forward, Texans Move Independent

We formed the new League of Independent Voters last fall because mama told us there’d be days like this. Remember Mayflower, Arkansas, the little town that suffered a tar sands pipeline breach? Yesterday, they were hit by a deadly tornado and our hearts go out to them. Follow their recovery efforts here. The Texas Water Development Board is kicking up another deadly storm on all local communities as they seek to assert the state’s perceived power over local control. If[…]

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Breaking! Holland Case Has an OPEN Hearing tomorrow – come to Beaumont!

Breaking News! Landowner, David Holland’s history making case (aka “Denbury Green”) is having an OPEN hearing tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Beaumont at the 172nd Civil District Court, 1001 Pearl Street map here. Remember that a question arising in this case went to the Texas Supreme Court. The Supremes ruled that you cannot give someone the power of eminent domain simply allowing them to check a box on a form. (This “common carrier” check box is on the T4 form[…]

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Attorney General Hasn’t Yet Heard You Texas!

If you have already signed our letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott, THANK YOU! If you haven’t yet signed it, please do here: Online Letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott The Attorney General has received something on the order of 1,000 letters.  We need your help to multiply this to 10,000 asap! Here’s how you can help: Keep asking more people to sign by emailing them or posting on Facebook this link: https://independentleaguetx.org/?p=19 OR you can print it out here.[…]

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Ask Attorney General Greg Abbott to Step In for East Texans’ land and water!!

Remember this CBS national news story on November 12th about Keystone XL’s faulty construction? We just learned that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees the Keystone XL, has not adequately reinspected since this report. It’s now time to turn to the Attorney General Greg Abbott. Please read this. Then send the letter linked below in this message — and please do it right away. The Attorney General has broad powers. If you live in Texas, sign[…]

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Release: Attorney General Urged to Use “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Aubse

Attorney General Gregg Abbott Urged to Use of “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Abuse Texans, especially across East Texas, are being contacted to reach Attorney General Greg Abbott before the startup of the Keystone XL pipeline on January 22. They are urging his involvement in protecting NE Texans’ property rights and waterways, and prodding the federal pipeline agency – the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – on conducting due diligence in inspecting the[…]

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Texas Supremes Order TransCanada Respond to Julia Trigg Crawford

  Even the bovines and equines get it. No Eminent Domain for Private Gain! Friends: This media release just went out to over 1,000 media outlets throughout Texas about Julia Trigg Crawford’s important appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.  Please share this as you wish by sharing this from our web blog or just copy it and paste it into an email. We will be back in touch real soon with our plans for the new year! For Immediate Release:[…]

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Hearings Report! Don’t be sad, get mad…after the holidays. But reply now!

Thanks to the many hundreds of people who came out to 9 East Texas hearings in Roans Prairie, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Cleveland, Big Sandy, Fairfield, Bryan, Tyler and ending in Beaumont, Texas! (l to r) Bryan Hearing Speakers: Kathleen Hubbard, Brazos River Bottom Alliance, Linda Curtis (League), Tom “Smitty” Smith, Public Citizen, Mike Hathorn, Cherokee County Landowner; Roans Prairie Hearing audience. (l to r) Beaumont Hearing Speakers: Dewayne Layfield, eminent domain attorney, Isom Ramsey; Beaumont resident, Linda Curtis, Jim Williams, retired[…]

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