Tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board of Directors will be voting on a water contract for the proposed White Stallion coal-fired power plant. If this water contract is approved White Stallion would get 22 million gallons of water every single day, which adds up to over 8 billion gallons of water a year! Texas is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts it has ever seen and water is becoming a more valuable resource everyday. If White Stallion is given this water contract they will have priority over many other costumers including species who rely on this water for their existence, and farmers and small businesses who need this water to make a living. Bottom line is that there is simply not enough water to support current needs and a new unnecessary coal plant. Read more about the water availability here.
The LCRA Board has received over 2,200 letters and emails opposing the White Stallion project. This public opposition of White Stallion has been able to help slow down the project. The LCRA Board will be voting on the water contract at their monthly meeting taking place tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th at 9am.
WHAT: LCRA Board Meeting
WHY: Oppose LCRA granting White Stallion a water contract for over 8 billion gallons of water a year!
WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th, 9:00 am
WHERE: 3700 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin TX
A large public showing at the LCRA Board meeting will show the board Texans care about our water and how it’s managed! I look forward to seeing you at the meeting, and if you can’t make it there’s more you can do to help:
Here’s what you can do!
- Come to the LCRA Board meeting tomorrow!
- Contact the LCRA Board by calling them at 512-473-3244.
- You can also email the board using our action page.
- Get the word out to your friends by reposting this very blog on your Twitter or Facebook pages!
- Retweet @LCRATweets letting them know you don’t support this water contract: @LCRATweets. Please DON’T grant White Stallion a water contract #NoWhiteStallion
- Follow the Sierra Club’s live Twitter session during the board meeting. (#NoWhiteStallion)