Join us on tomorrow's (Saturday, 9 am) Conference Call: Guest: Alyssa Burgin, Texas Drought Project. Topic: California Model Here We Come...for Texas? For conference call details reply or call us at 512-213-4511.
In case you missed this Wednesday's House Natural Resources Committee (NRC) hearing on Chairman Jim Keffer's House Bill 3597, watch this video. This astute landowner and engineer just showed up to testify. Mark Young of Sealy, Texas (Austin County) fought water profiteer, Electro-Purification and won. Thank you so very much, Mr. Young!
Rep. Tracy King, in an affable moment, joked about a fellow who said "I get paid to be paranoid". Too bad we don't get paid -- we could plow back enormous cash into our efforts. Yes, we're worried.
What's really at stake with the California Model -- Small Farms: California's mismanagement of its water has only been escacerbated by drought. This has put the entire central valley, a major source of foods for our nation, into crisis. Today's LA Times is a timely warning for Texas to protect our local foods, land and water like hawks.
April Foolish! Read this Rivard Report about California-based water bottling company, Niagara's possible move to San Antonio. The Vista Ridge 142-mile water pipeline to San Antonio might ecourage Niagara's move to Texas because California is running out of water. Meanwhile, Texas legislators are pushing a strikingly similar water mismanagement plan...the California Model on Texas?!
Speaking of paranoia, for those following Hays countian's groundwater uprising: Jason Isaac's (R-Hays County) HB 3405 was passed out of committee at the beginning of Wednesday's NRC meeting, then pulled back for "reconsideration" by Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin) at the very end of the meeting. We are not privy to what this is all about. Keep up the great work, y'all! More here.
More coming -- keep an eye out for urgent updates from us and Happy Easter!
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