Environmental group opposes state water grid

  • September 22, 2015
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The state’s largest environmental group is voicing strong opposition to a proposed study of a state water grid — a network that would distribute water across the vast and often dry expanses of the Lone Star State.

Proponents of the idea say a study is needed to cope with a drought-ridden future in which the state will struggle to supply a growing population. They say it would be a part of a larger strategy to correct inefficiencies in water planning and possibly to use market forces to incentivize conservation.

But to Ken Kramer, water resources chairman of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, the concept of a water grid sounds eerily like a hugely expensive water-importation scheme that voters narrowly rejected 46 years ago… Read full article from the El Paso Times