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End Op groundwater permit delayed again

Posted: Elgin Courier, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:55 pm | Updated: 4:52 pm, Thu Aug 25, 2016.

By Dan Kleiner, Editor

Board members of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (LPGCD) took no action on a more than 9-year-old permit application to pump and export water from the Simsboro Aquifer beneath Bastrop and Lee counties last week.

The decision met with a round of applause from audience members, many of whom voiced concerns about the volume of water requested and expressed frustration that area landowners were not granted party status in a contested case hearing related to the permit application…

READ MORE ABOUT THE MOST RECENT ACTION OF THE LOST PINES GCD IN THE ELGIN COURIER, QUOTING BOARD MEMBERS ERNIE BOGART AND MICHELE GANGNES, HERE  

Darwyn Hanna, one of the “End Op Landowners” petitioning for a seat at the table to oppose the End Op permit, speaks passionately to the Lost Pines GCD Board by making his point with an analogy to his long battles with skin cancer.

Darwyn Hanna, a retired marketing professional and passionate water warrior, can always be counted on to make dramatic and heartfelt comments to his groundwater district.

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