Updates from July, 2009


Nuclear Proponents Overlook Drought’s Reality

July 30th, 2009 | Related Press

Two recent Express-News articles were highly predictive of South Texas’s future: “This dry spell may be the drought of record” and “Energy giant wants to keep Guadalupe River water rights.” The two highlight the relationship between nuclear power and water. Global warming studies predict South […]

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Silent Springs

July 29th, 2009 | Related Press

Sixty feet below the shimmering surface of Jacob’s Well, an artesian spring that for thousands of years has pulsed iridescent blue-green water from the Trinity Aquifer to the surface, a sophisticated instrument measures the spring’s vital signs. The results are beamed almost instantaneously to the […]

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Paper Water Rights Deceptive

July 25th, 2009 | Related Press

Central Texas is experiencing one of the worst natural droughts of the last 50 years. It’s dry and we all know it — we feel it. And during such times, it makes a lot of sense to seriously question our state and local water policies. […]

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$57.8 Million in Grants to Support Land Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species

July 24th, 2009 | Related Press

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar  announced more than $57.8 million in grants to 27 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants. The grants, awarded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, will benefit numerous species […]

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Breakdown of LCRA-San Antonio Water Deal Has Rippling Implications

July 23rd, 2009 | Related Press

When the San Antonio Water System accused the Lower Colorado River Authority in May of reneging on a huge water deal, more than money was at stake. The potential $2.2 billion water-sharing project ran aground after the river authority said it might not have enough […]

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Guadalupe River Reaches Critical Level

July 19th, 2009 | Related Press

The Guadalupe River dropped so low over the weekend that Victoria had to stop pumping water for a few hours, a city official said. While that didn’t force the city into the first stage of the drought conservation plan, that could happen this week. People […]

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As Guadalupe Reaches Critical Level, TSEPA Contends: Not Enough Water For Exelon

July 18th, 2009 | Related Press

VICTORIA, TX – With the Guadalupe River reaching critical levels, members of Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance (TSEPA) today question how the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and Exelon continue to believe that there is enough water for the proposed Exelon nuclear power plant […]

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Exelon Still Holding Onto Guadalupe Water

July 12th, 2009 | Related Press

Exelon Energy’s plans to build two nuclear reactors near Victoria may be on hold, but it hasn’t stopped the power company from reserving the rights to 75,000 acre-feet of precious Guadalupe River water for another year — and maybe longer. The deal, which the Chicago-based […]

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