This week the SOAH Administrative Law Judge assigned to the Electro Purification contested case denied motions filed by both Electro Purification and GoForth Special Utility District opposing TESPA’s request for a subpoena commanding GoForth to produce certain documents relevant to the case. When evaluating whether to grant or deny a permit, the Barton Springs Edwards … Continue reading TESPA Scores First Win in EP Case!
Texas Land Trends & Conservation Easements”Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” – Aldo Leopold Conservationist, forester and wildlife biologist The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute has just released a fascinating Texas Land Trends Report. Texas working lands are undergoing a fundamental change, one that has implications for rural economies, … Continue reading Texas Land Trends & Conservation Easements
A mandatory public hearing of the Texas Water Development Board was held by the City of Wimberley on January 10th and because of the high level of concern and engagement by Wimberley Valley residents, there was an audience of nearly 300 citizens. Ninety Five Wimberley Valley residents signed up to speak, but only twenty seven … Continue reading Wimberley Waste Water Update
An Alert From Our Friends at the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance We’ve informed you in the past about various Texas developments attempting to dump their treated sewage into our Hill Country waterways, but none of those developments rival Cherryville for sheer size. When completed in a few years, Cherryville will be an actual city of 25,000 – … Continue reading Cherryville Plans to Dump Sewage into the San Marcos River
By: Cyndi Jackson – Woodcreek City Council Here are all the water bills that passed (and might affect us) excluding the amendment. Understanding critical water supplies, creative methods of re-using water, and enhanced protection against polluters underscore the water “wins” during this legislative session. While not every good bill made it through, the ones that … Continue reading A Review of Texas Water Legislation for the 86th Session
Joining a great many other Central Texas communities, the Austin City Council on Wednesday June 19, unanimously approved a resolution opposing the 430 mile natural gas pipeline that energy company Kinder Morgan is routing through the Hill Country. With that, Austin joins the ranks of cities and counties, school districts, and businesses and organizations opposed to the … Continue reading Austin City Council Unanimously Opposes the Permian Highway Pipeline
A new study from the World Wildlife Federation suggests we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week. The plastic we are ingesting is from particles smaller than five millimeters. These “microplastics” are making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air. A study by the University of Newcastle, in Australia … Continue reading Microplastics are making their way into our food, water, air and bodies!
The article below by Elena Tucker was published by The Boerne Star on Friday, May 24, 2019 On May 22, HB 1806 was voted through by the Texas Senate, clearing the way for the San Antonio Water System to sell 1,500 acre feet of water across county lines from Bexar into Kendall. Despite vigorous and organized opposition … Continue reading Tell Governor Abbott to Veto HB 1806 Which Goes Against The Edwards Aquifer Authority’s Long Term Goals