Barbara H. Peterson on May 4th, 2011

Mining companies are buying up ranches left and right, just to get the water rights. Then all they have to do is get a permit to change the use from irrigation to mining. Once appropriated, the water rights are not available for any other development, even if the mine never opens, unless the mine is willing to sell the water rights.

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Barbara H. Peterson on July 13th, 2010

Texas cattle drinking water from drilling waste sludge pits. This is an under-regulated problem that we simply ignore, but to actually force drilling companies to be accountable for their actions? FAT CHANCE! What’s another trip to the hospital killing fields for another disease of “unknown” origin? Hey, I’ve got an idea. Let’s take a break […]

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