Montana Court Revokes Nationwide Permit 12 Under Endangered Species Act Permian Highway Pipeline Permit Now In Question

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2020 WIMBERLEY, TX — On April 15 chief federal Judge Brian Morris of the Montana District issued an opinion that revoked the permit under which the Keystone XL oil pipeline is being constructed for violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The opinion may affect the use of Nationwide Permit … Continue reading Montana Court Revokes Nationwide Permit 12 Under Endangered Species Act Permian Highway Pipeline Permit Now In Question

Water Samples from Homes Near Construction Blunder Were Found to Contain Trace Metal Levels that Exceed EPA Drinking Water Standards

WIMBERLEY, TX    Three days following the March 28 underground loss of 36,000 gallons of drilling fluid during construction of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Blanco County, two affected homeowners captured well samples of their chocolate-colored drinking water and had the samples delivered to LCRA Environmental Laboratory Services in Austin for testing and analyses. The resulting … Continue reading Water Samples from Homes Near Construction Blunder Were Found to Contain Trace Metal Levels that Exceed EPA Drinking Water Standards

Sediment Impacts to Wells Near Kinder Morgan Construction Site and Intent to Sue

Hays County puts brakes on gas pipeline project, (Austin American Statesman, 4/23/2020) Commissioners Court Votes to Rescind Road Permits for Permian Highway Pipeline (Hays Co. Press Release, 4/22/2020) Accident Along Permian Highway Pipeline Construction Site Contaminates Hill Country Wells, (Spectrum News 4/20/2020) Drilling fluid spill sparks pipeline lawsuit, (Wimberley View, 4/16/2020) TESPA issues notice of … Continue reading Sediment Impacts to Wells Near Kinder Morgan Construction Site and Intent to Sue

One Water

In mid-February, the Friends of Blue Hole held a learning series seminar focused on One Water principles, which seek to optimize water use by linking creative and thoughtful use of groundwater, surface water, rainwater, storm water, and wastewater.  Wimberley ISD’s Blue Hole Primary is set to be the first One Water campus, and as such … Continue reading One Water

Parks and Open Spaces

The Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC) had its second meeting using a virtual platform on March 25th.  Highlights included a briefing by Commissioner Lon Shell, an overview of past bond initiatives and the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan by county staff, and discussion of the most inclusive way to compile … Continue reading Parks and Open Spaces