According to the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), this year's drought is becoming one of the worst since 1856.1 So why is LCRA considering selling 22 million gallons of water per day to an unnecessary coal-fired power plant?
White Stallion Energy Center, a proposed coal plant, is seeking an 8 billion gallon a year water contract from the LCRA as we speak. Their contract, if approved, would give water for the coal plant priority over water for farmers, small businesses, environmental flows and the Highland Lakes.
Under drought conditions similar to those we are experiencing now, this dirty and unnecessary coal plant would get its water and the rest of us would be out of luck.
This month, the LCRA Board of Directors will likely vote on the 8 billion gallon a year White Stallion water contract. Ask them to deny this dirty coal plant the contract for the sake of the environment and our communities.
Every drop of water that goes to support this old, dirty energy source is one drop that farmers, businesses and families sacrifice. If approved this contract will destroy our efforts to preserve river flows and move toward a clean energy future.
Thanks for all you do to protect Texas' environment!
Beyond Coal Campaign
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 "Drought Strengthens in lower Colorado Basin" LCRA, May 18, 2011.