For years, officials have been warned about the consequences of pumping aquifers too hard and too fast and especially Vista Ridge ("the hose") as the mistaken "California water model" for Texas. Still no action from state and local officials, even after the Big Freeze -- about which the state was warned since 2011.
Senator Charles Perry, as chair of the Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, sat on any bills that he -- and his corporate ag boosters -- didn't like. And, frankly, both parties made their priorities clear about the red v. blue battles over a non-existent voter rules "emergency." We'll have more to tell you about the state's continued faillure to fix the grid -- despite what you are being told.
What are we do to? Self-Organize!
Join the efforts of a new water coalition -- WaterDefenders.org -- to attend central Texas related water hearings starting this Thursday, June 10, at 2 pm. The first one is VIRTUAL and CALL-IN. All the details you need are there at WaterDefenders.org, but if you need to talk to someone, call us at LIV at 512.213.4511.
Note: Regardless of your residence in any of the most directly affected counties, if you live in Central Texas from north of Bryan-College Station to the Hill Country to San Antonio, you are directly affected. Water flows...or not...and it's all connected!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MORE HEARINGS & EVENTS!
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- Monday, June 14, 7 to 8 pm, Zoom (and phone) LIV Monthly Meeting, "Are Independents Just Swing Voters?"
- Monday, July 12, 9:30 am, Public Hearing, Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District, IN PERSON.
- Saturday, June 27, 6 to 8 pm, Paige, Texas Roadhouse Restaurant -- outdoor event to Defend Our Water!
More coming soon on developing the independent political movement across the state. Call us or reply to this message if you want to get involved.