Montana Federal Judge’s Ruling in Keystone XL Impacts Permian Highway Pipeline

Press Release:  5/12/2020 WIMBERLEY, TX — Yesterday, Montana Federal Judge Brian Morris reaffirmed his decision vacating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) in the Keystone XL pipeline case. His decision continued a previous ruling that removed this administrative device that allows for pipeline construction across waterways without the necessity of … Continue reading Montana Federal Judge’s Ruling in Keystone XL Impacts Permian Highway Pipeline

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

Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon

As part of the great Texas River Cleanup on Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) combined forces with Danforth Middle School to host a trash cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve. This land is situated directly above the Wimberley Bat Cave, lies within the newly christened Jacobs Well Groundwater Management Zone, and … Continue reading Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon