As an end of the month deadline looms, PUC once again postponed a final decision on the route of a controversial portion of the lines and towers that will carry wind power from West Texas through the Hill Country and on to the state’s more populated regions
At this point it looks like PUC will likely act next week at their Jan. 20 meeting, following a marathon meeting Thursday.
The proposal has drawn fire from hundreds of Hill Country property owners on grounds that the power lines and towers would severely damage the area’s natural beauty and devastate property values.
Tune in after January 20th to find out what is finally decided.
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Posted in Global Warming, tagged americana, Austin, barbeque, bluegrass, camp ben mcculloch, camping, hill country, old settler's music festival, public citizen texas, salt lick on April 13, 2010 |
If you love and appreciate one or more of the following items, I’ve got a great idea for how to spend your weekend:
- the Texas Hill Country
- Public Citizen
One out of six? Four, five, six? Excellent! Join us this weekend, April 15-18, at the Old Settler’s Music Festival,
a nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. The festival is held in the gorgeous Texas hill country, at the height of the Bluebonnet and wildflower season. Old Settler’s Music Festival offers great music and activities for the whole family.
The Festival is held at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, just minutes from Austin, located 11 miles south of Highway 290 West on Farm Road 1826.
We had so much fun last year, we had to make a video about it. Check it out and join us! We’ll have a booth and banners all over the place. Come on over and check us out. Say hello to the team, grab a couple stickers, and learn more about Public Citizen Texas and the work we do!
By promoting cleaner energy, cleaner government, and cleaner air for all Texans, we hope to provide for a healthy place to live and prosper. We are Public Citizen Texas.
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Posted in Toxics, Uncategorized, tagged alliance for a clean texas, City of Houston, clean air, earth day, earth day 5k, environmental education, farmers market, galveston-houston association for smog prevention, ghasp, growth, hb 3265, hb 3428, hill country, hill country alliance, house county affairs, houston, houston earth day, mothers for clean air, water on April 6, 2009 |
Happy Monday everybody! Check out the latest from our friends at Alliance for a Clean Texas. Original post can be found here.
This week, ACT is happy to bring reports from two organizations doing great work on behalf of their local communities. In Houston, the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP) is presenting Houston Earth Day – the City of Houston’s official Earth Day celebration – this Saturday, April 11th. This FREE day-long festival focuses on green-living and features hands-on activities for everyone. There will be an Earth Zone (highlighting air, land, water and renewable energy), an Environmental Education Zone, Kids Energy Zone, and Farmers’ Market. Additional information about Houston Earth Day and Mothers for Clean Air’s Earth Day 5k is available here.
The Hill Country Alliance reports that they support HB 3265 which will be heard in House County Affairs on Monday April 6. This bill represents the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between 15 rural Hill Country counties; it provides this sensitive area with a set of tools to handle growth – particularly the stress placed on water resources.
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