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June 12, 2012

Yard Sign Campaign Urges Water Conservation During Hot Summer Months

Despite spring rains, Central Texas water supplies have not yet recovered from the record drought. As we enter the hottest months of summer, a coalition of Central Texas water providers, municipalities and water conservation groups urges residents to continue to use water wisely by distributing “This yard is helping to conserve our water supply” signs. […]

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April 3, 2012

International Water Expert to Highlight Sierra Club Water Conference – Statewide Gathering Set for April 27 in Austin

Brian Richter, an international authority on river conservation and the director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Program, will be the keynote speaker for a statewide water conference being held by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in Austin on Friday, April 27. The “Water for People and the Environment” conference will explore […]

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March 29, 2012

Proposed Rules Fall Short of Protecting Region’s Rivers and Bays

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Commissioners voted today to propose a set of environmental flow standards that falls short of adequately protecting Central Texas rivers and bays. This vote begins the final step in a multi-year stakeholder process to create standards that help determine how much water will remain flowing in the Colorado, […]

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November 17, 2011

Yard Sign Campaign Urges Central Texans to Conserve Water and Protect Our Water Supply

A group of Central Texas water providers, municipalities and water conservation advocates launched a yard sign campaign today to urge residents to protect our region’s water supply by conserving water. Residents and business owners can let others know about their commitment to saving water by placing a free “This yard is helping to conserve our […]

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November 8, 2011

Future of Central & South Central Texas Fish & Wildlife Now in TCEQ’s Hands

Stakeholders urge adoption of environmental flow recommendations

Environmental groups say that upcoming decisions by state water officials will determine the future of Central and South Central Texas rivers and bays as well as oysters, shrimp, whooping cranes, and other fish and wildlife – and economic industries dependent upon those resources. This Thursday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will hold a […]

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October 19, 2011

Galveston Bay Drought Conditions Prescribed by TCEQ

The extremely salty conditions currently devastating Galveston Bay oysters and wildlife could become the norm rather than the exception due to rules recently adopted by a 2 to 1 vote of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Commissioners. The current drought has reduced the flow of freshwater from rivers into the bay, causing hyper-saline, […]

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August 16, 2011

Top 10 Water Conservation Tips for Texans

Water use typically increases over 50% during the summer months. By following these simple tips, Texans can save money and help protect our environment and water supply. “We have all heard that Texas is in the grips of a severe drought and that people and wildlife are having a hard time as a result. While […]

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August 9, 2011

Sierra Club and NWF Support Proposed Edwards Aquifer Authority Fee Increase

The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) strongly support the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s (EAA) proposed increase in aquifer management fees. “While we recognize that this is a large increase, these fees would provide critical funding to implement the consensus plan developed by the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program […]

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April 15, 2011

Proposed TCEQ Rules Leave Fish and Wildlife High and Dry

On Wednesday, April 20, the three Commissioners who head the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will consider adopting standards that would threaten the future ecological health of Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake and the Trinity, San Jacinto, Sabine and Neches Rivers. If approved as currently proposed by the TCEQ staff, these standards could allow […]

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March 12, 2010

Drop by Drop: Seven Ways Texas Cities Can Conserve Water

The National Wildlife Federation and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club released a joint report today recommending seven common-sense water conservation measures. The report reviews 19 cities around the state to see where these measures are in place and concludes that, with some exceptions, most of the cities surveyed are not doing enough […]

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