April 23, 2013

LCRA, unlike Greg Abbott, loves nature

Greg Abbott recently appealed a federal district court decision that said the state of Texas must have adequate fresh water flowing down the Guadalupe River into San Antonio Bay for food for the whooping crane.

The Lower Colorado River Authority, despite earlier this year cutting off downstream rice farmers from water releases, is releasing a modest amount of water, down the Colorado, but enough to help sustain the blue sucker, a fish. 

Wait for downstream rice farmers to bitch about this, whether stirred up behind the scenes by Abbott or not.

Texans of Abbott's stripe will continue to face the music on tough environmental decisions the state faces in the future. As I questioned last week, post-West, how many Texans Rick Perry will continue to drag along in his anti-regulatory crusade, similar questions abound here.

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