Eminent Domain Pipeline Reform – Listen up Railroad Commission!

Remember the “T-4” form at the Railroad Commission (RRC) that allows a pipeline company to claim common carrier status by simply checking a box? This is what gave them the power to seize Julia Trigg Crawford’s, David Holland’s and thousands of others’ land — against their will. They’re running tar sands crude over hundreds of East Texas water ways. They’re running other high pressure and dangerous Liquified Natural Gas pipelines, like the one within 50 feet of Isom Ramsey’s door in Beaumont. Read More…

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Important Updates!

  A hearty welcome to all you new folks joining the League of Independent Voters of Texas and/or signing our petition! The League holds conference calls every other Saturday at 9 am. Our next one is on Saturday, August 16th, at 9 a.m. (not tomorrow) Topic: A full report on of the items below. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS! BASTROP & LEE COUNTIANS SHOW UP FOR THIS! Next Wednesday, Aug. 13, 7 pm, Bastrop Convention Center: For well over a year, landowners of[…]

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Events Starting THIS Sunday!

We hope to see you at events starting this Sunday in La Grange! THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 3. La Grange — at the lovely Bugle Boy, free film showing 2-5 pm. It’s all about fracking, water and the failure of the state of Texas agency charged with regulation — the Texas Railroad Commission. Click here for more! NEXT THURSDAY, Aug. 7. Giddings, Giddings Library, 7 pm. Stop the Water Grab! Lee Countians are getting organized — be there!!! Click here for[…]

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Hogs Gone Wild. Simpson takes the indy cake. Events!

Thanks for signing our local control petition — if you’ve done it. Spread it for us, won’t you? We still have “Stop the Water Grab” yard signs – reply if you want one! Join our bi-weekly conference call this Saturday at 9 am. It will be with Cathy McMullen of Pass the Ban.┬áCathy will explain why the citizens of Denton are using the most powerful tool for local control that exists in Texas — the petition for a public vote.[…]

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Eminent Domain Call!

Unfortunately, our server went down on July 4th, a few hours after we sent you a request to sign our Petition for Local Control and Property Rights. So, please try again if you missed it! Yes, we know that we are petitioning the politically deaf! The Governor, several state agencies and candidates running in November have their own narrow agendas — usually. But this is really not about them. It’s really about building a statewide network of people to flood[…]

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The Texas green tea party — Sign the Petition for Local Control!

Jim Hightower at the Capitol with Julia Trigg Crawford and Debra Medina, June 2013 If you believe that Texans must and can unite — call it the green tea party, if you like — across the partisan divide, to protect our land, water, air and property rights, please sign this petition for Local Control and Property Rights. Then spread it across the land! Here’s the text of the petition — be sure to sign it in the window below it[…]

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