Stop Dirty Coal from Taking Our Water

June 8th, 2011

The Texas League of Conservation Voters is entrenched in the fight against the White Stallion Energy Center – a proposed new dirty coal plant which would be located 80 miles southwest of Houston –and we need your help today to send a strong message of opposition to our state leaders.

The White Stallion coal plant is petitioning the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for an 8 billion gallon a year water contract.

If approved, the LCRA contract would put the coal plant at the head of the line for water from the Colorado River, in front of farmers, small businesses, environmental flows and the Highland Lakes.

Under severe drought conditions – just like Texas is experiencing now – the White Stallion coal plant would get priority access to water, potentially harming lives and livelihoods for the rest of us. Upstream or downstream, this deal is bad news for those Texans living along the Colorado River, and the deal, if approved, would set a dangerous precedent for other Texas waterways.

The LCRA Board of Directors is expected to take action on the proposed 8 billion gallon per year water contract on June 15th.

Take a moment and send a message to the LCRA today and ask them to deny the water contract to this dirty coal plant.

We don’t need dirty coal taking one of our most precious natural resources when Texas can meet its energy needs through an increased commitment to energy efficiency and renewables.   Take action today and send a message to the LCRA Board of Directors.