Sorry this is coming so late, but this is regards to House Bill 726 coming for a floor vote tomorrow – April 15th -- in the Texas House.
We need you to call your State Representative NOW!
This legislation can do permanent and serious harm to the future water supply of all Texans by facilitating the “California Water Model.” That is moving groundwater – the water underlying millions of Texas from our aquifers -- to areas without a nearby water supply.
Just remember to remind your legislator: Rural Texans do not want their water stripped from their land. Urban Texans do not want to pay for profiteering and speculation in water to fuel hyper-development – a driving force of urban unaffordability.
We expect the vote to come up on MONDAY, April 15th sometime after 11AM, but these votes are sometimes delayed, so do your call as soon as you can. Then ask friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
Tell your legislators that you want CSHB 726 AMENDED as proposed by Rep. John Cyrier (pronounced SEER-E-AY). Tell your legislator to stand up for the private property rights that ALL landowners have their groundwater; INCLUDING those who choose to keep our aquifers healthy and sustainable for all future Texans by not selling their groundwater!
MORE POINTS TO MAKE, if you want to:
Please note – and tell your legislators this! The State Water Plan already lays out less expensive, regional alternatives that are sustainable and protect Texas’ economic growth.
Got questions? Call Jeannie at SAWDF at 512.333.0252 or send an email to Jeannie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Texans!