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Wake up, Texas! Two mega-water deals are either about to swamp us or citizens will succeed in pulling the plug. Don't get caught thinking you know who your friends and foes are -- politics, like the weather, is increasingly unpredictable.

This week and next, no matter where you live in Texas, please reach Gov. Greg Abbott. The Governor is knee-deep in Harvey relief and the Texas Congressional delegation is not helping. Please respectfully reach the Governor with these three points:

  • Tell Gov. Abbott that you are behind him on Harvey relief.
  • Thank the Governor for his veto of HB 2378 (for automatic renewals of groundwater transfer permits), which made all the difference for stopping the Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose's fast one last week at the Post Oak Groundwater Conservation District (we wrote about this here with videos here), and
  • Ask Gov. Abbott to do all he can to stop the California Water Model -- mass movement of groundwater -- embodied in Vista Ridge and mega-permit End Op making its way to court next week (more here from the Bastrop Advertiser).
  • On Tuesday, this message was delivered in person and in citizens comments to SAWS and especially to San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg at a SAWS meeting on behalf of the "source communities" for Vista Ridge.

Ready for an independent revolt? We are! Join the only voter association for non-aligned voters in Texas -- and keep voting in your primary of choice!. We are the League of Independent Voters of Texas. Visit our membership page here -- join us.

Would you like to volunteer? Let us know how you'd like to help. Call us anytime between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Yours in friendship and determination for future generations, LIV

PS You can also thank Rep. John Cyrier, Rep. Leighton Schubert, Rep. Terry Wilson, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst for simply asking Post Oak to hold a hearing...yet to happen, so stay tuned.


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