Vista Ridge Coalition Meeting

This could well be the most important meeting of the Vista Ridge Coalition yet. We’re going to discuss where the San Antonio City Council is at about looking under the hood of the Vista Ridge (aka “San Antone Hose”) water pipeline project barreling down the tracks, slated for pumping in April. If you care about soaring SAWS water rates (up 52% over the last 5 years mostly due to Vista Ridge) AND the life of an aquifer 142 miles northeast[…]

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Giving to these 2 ALL volunteer outfits!

Many thanks to you early givers this morning for giving to these 2 ALL-volunteer outfits! To clarify, we at LIV are suggesting that for #GivingTuesday today and throughout the month, you give to two ALL VOLUNTEER entities and ask your friends to do the same. ►Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. The water defense fund is a 501c3 non-profit. Their donations are matched and provide a tax-deducation for givers. You can give to the water defense fund on their Facebook here[…]

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Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday

Topple the Turkey Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide GIVING day.  But don’t worry if you miss this deadline. We’ll be at it all month. Click on this 1 minute video, watch the turkey topple and do share! Our world is capable of incredible giving and incredible taking. Which side we are all on is a daily choice. Tomorrow and all month, join LIV’s efforts to give to our incoming generations. Here’s how — don’t forget number[…]

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Public Hearing Related to Vista Ridge

Your attendance, especially if you live in Burleson or Milam County, is needed at this public hearing related to Vista Ridge. This is especially true for well owners — you can be recognized as an “affected” party at this meeting. Folks in Lee County are also likely affected and even some in Bastrop County! The Vista Ridge mega-permit of 50,000 acre-feet spells for well drawdowns that far, folks. Who will pay to lower your well as a result of the[…]

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Make calls as soon as you see this

We at LIV really hope you will make calls as soon as you see this as the legislature moves into its final phase ending on May 27. And, please share the love with share buttons on this page or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter too. ►It’s time to KILL this BAD Petition Bill, SB 323! Calls needed now, including eves or weekends. ►HB 1066, brought to us by the SAWS lobby team for water hustlers to mute landowner[…]

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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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