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HB 2771 Would Allow Oil & Gas to Dump Wastewater into our Rivers and Streams


The audacity of this proposed bill is going to astound you! JM Lozano filed a bill, HB 2771, that would allow the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to authorize the dumping of wastewater from oil and gas operations into our state’s streams, rivers, reservoirs, and bays. Any claims that oil and gas wastewater is … Continue reading HB 2771 Would Allow Oil & Gas to Dump Wastewater into our Rivers and Streams

“Save the Hill Country” Gathering at Vista Brewing Bonds Local Resistance to Pipeline Project


The grounds of Karen and Kent Killough’s brewery is an embodiment of the Texas Hill Country. Picnic tables crowd up under gently sloped live oak groves where patrons can sip on beers brewed with water mined from directly underfoot. A wooden swing sways in the early evening breeze. Hummingbirds buzz around while music plays. It’s … Continue reading “Save the Hill Country” Gathering at Vista Brewing Bonds Local Resistance to Pipeline Project

Permian Highway Pipeline Would Clear Cut Endangered Golden Cheek Warbler Habitat


With Spring starting to bloom the beautiful and iconic Golden Cheek Warblers are arriving in Texas to nest. Unlike other warbler species, this species’ breeding range is restricted to a band of 33 to 39 counties in central Texas. The Golden-cheeked Warbler breeds nowhere else in the world. Birders come to Central Texas from all … Continue reading Permian Highway Pipeline Would Clear Cut Endangered Golden Cheek Warbler Habitat

Over 90 People Attend “Saving Family Lands” Workshop


The “Saving Family Lands: Tools for Landowners in Comal County,” was a BIG success! The Comal County Conservation Alliance (CCCA) and the Hill Country Alliance co-hosted the workshop on February 15, 2019 at the Anhalt Dance Hall in Spring Branch, Texas. The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association was a co-sponsor. The one-day workshop, which highlighted financial … Continue reading Over 90 People Attend “Saving Family Lands” Workshop

The New Looming Threat to Central Texas Endangered Salamanders and Our Water


Unbeknownst to many, The karstic Edwards–Trinity aquifer system of West Central Texas is one of the most species rich groundwater systems in the world. Groundwater dependent species are among the least known components of global biodiversity, as well as some of the most vulnerable because of rapid groundwater depletion at regional and global scales. The … Continue reading The New Looming Threat to Central Texas Endangered Salamanders and Our Water