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We need you at the Capitol this coming Monday at 9 am for a hearing on petitioning rights, AND
If you live in Lee or Bastrop counties (or are affected by the attempts to raid the Simsboro aquifer formation) show up on Wednesday night at 6 pm for what looks like THE FINAL decision on the End Op, L.P. mega-water permit! More…
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Folks, remember the nefarious attempt by Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Granbury) to gut our petition rights in the last legislative session? A broad coalition came together to stomp that bill to death in the Senate after it passed the House! Our “people’s check and balance” on local government — our rights to petition for a public vote — is to be protected, not attacked.
An important hearing of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations is taking place this coming Monday — with petition rights front and center. Come ye citizens of Texas!
►Legislative Hearing, Monday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Details here. Call us if you want to ride and/or to plan testimony. ►Do you live in Lee or Bastrop County or depend on the Simsboro Aquifer? Show up this Wednesday, August 10th at 6 pm! Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District Hearing Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX
End Op, L.P. may just finally wrest their mega-permit for the 46,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year out of the Lost Pines GCD.
Our communities across the region are gearing up to lawyer-up with the new non-profit Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund. Show up and bring some money for the cause — and help get set for some big rounds in court.
Texans, armed with clipboards and a little cash, can’t be beat!
PS If you know any of the legislators on the Intergovernmental Relations Committee and can’t make the hearing, please send them an email or call them and tell them not to mess with our petition rights.
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