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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Isaac jumps into EP water fight

With a four-bill cocktail, state Rep. Jason Isaac hopes to stop, or at last slow, a Houston-based company's plans to pump huge amounts of water from beneath Hays County.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

‘Underground trespassing’ on Texas Supreme Court’s docket

A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights.

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Dallas Fed: Let free market solve Texas water issues

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says that Texas' water problems could impede economic growth and that the best way to address them is a free-market approach to water allocation.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Lawyers, policy experts weigh in on groundwater case

Last month, a Texas appeals court fueled the debate over state regulation of groundwater resources. Here's the ruling with comments from four water lawyers and policy experts.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Audio: Lawmakers working to convince voters on water funding

Most state lawmakers have been focusing on transportation funding these days. But several of them have their eyes on a different prize: convincing voters to support putting dollars aside for water projects.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Audio: The nexus of water, energy

“If you want to save water, saving energy is a cheaper, faster way to do it. If you want to save energy, saving water is a cheaper, faster way to do it,” says UT energy professor Michael...

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Texas debates who owns its water

It sounds simple: Who owns the groundwater in Texas? But this issue, like others in the hot-button area of aquifer planning, is embroiled in an ongoing policy battle.

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