Senator Brown is also the man who vetoed out of committee the possibility of
establishing a Trinity Aquifer Water District that would have allowed us to
protect the slim resources of the Trinity Aquifer set from being drained,
exploited and ruined by large municipalities like San Antonio and Austin.
He quashed this proposal because it could have potentially provided some
protection to rural Texas residents from unwanted municipal annexation and
Since Senator Brown's action it has been open season on the Trinity and the
City of San Antonio has obtained multiple wells on the Trinity set and at
this time has the ability to drain these wells and these aquifers beyond
their recovery rate. If San Antonio takes this action it will leave
potentially thousands of rural Texas residents without water.
Thanks to Senator Brown there is no state agency, law or regulation that can
stop the most ignorant municipal government in the state from bullying
individual citizens and taking one of the most important resources they
have - water. The only recourse left to the individual citizen and resident
is to file a civil lawsuit where the citizen would have to bear the burden
of proof that it is the City's consumption that disables their well.
Add this issue to other issues like city utilities ruining the air quality
and taking property owners by conquest through annexation this citizen has
to ask the question - just who are the terrorists here in Texas? As the old
saying goes, "As long as the Texas legislature is in session, no one is
Oh, thank you Senator Brown.
25840 IH-10 West #1
Boerne, Texas 78006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Claude Foster" <ccfoster@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 8:22 AM
Subject: RE: [hreg] Energytech Conference
> The newly enacted Texas Energy Conservation Bill (my name for SB5) will be
> making significant impact on our community. We look at this conference as
> industry and bankers looking for ways to make money as a result of the
> legislative action
> This bill addresses three major areas:
> DIESEL EMISSIONS REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (DERIP)
> This section requires the commission to establish and administer a program
> to provide grant for projects to offset the incremental cost of projects
> that reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from high-emitting
> sources in non-attainment areas and affected counties of the state. Note
> Houston is a non-attainment area.
> TEXAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN (TERP)
> This section requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish
> administer the TERP according to the stipulations of the bill. The PUC is
> required to develop an efficiency grant program that will include
> of materials and appliances that contribute to peak energy demand to
> the reduction of energy demand, peak loads and associated emission of air
> TEXAS BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (IRC & IECC)
> This section establishes the International Residential Code as the
> for single family residential construction and the International Energy
> Conservation Code for other residential, commercial and industrial
> We are excited that all new construction (except school districts) will be
> scrutinized for energy conservation in Texas.
> Please give your accolades to our Senator Brown. I understand that he is
> going to run for re-election in the Texas Senate next term but this bill
> an outstanding contribution to healthier environment
> My company does not have much to do with the first two points but we are
> actively introducing the newly adopted energy efficiency codes in our
> engineering services and designs.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: OLafleur@... [SMTP:OLafleur@...]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 11:00 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [hreg] Energytech Conference
> > Fortunately the group at TSU was able to attend as guests of TXU
> > electricity. We really could not afford the registration fee. This
> > was really not specifically about renewable energy but more focus on
> > introducing products and services that can save time and money for
> > companies involved in electricity generation, regardless of the source.
> > But of course you know who dominated (fossil fuel companies). One thing
> > can say is that they spared no cost on the food, drinks and
> > Everything was top class. "Go big fossil fuel industry"!
> > Oral LaFleur
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