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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:50 PM

Texas AG Greg Abbott Drills Well to Water Lawn During Historic Drought

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/texas-ag-greg-abbott-drills-well-water-lawn

Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is one of a growing number of wealthy residents who are drilling wells to get around water restrictions during one of the worst droughts in history -- a practice that environmentalists are warning could leave less water for everyone else.

The Texas Tribune reported on Sunday that Abbott had installed the well just months before the city of Austin began cracking down on lawn-watering restrictions.

According to the Tribune, some of the resident's in Abbott's luxury Pemberton Heights neighborhood had marked their lawns with signs that noted "Watering by Private Well” to avoid being hassled by the city.

"To me it’s just unconscionable," Texas State University's Meadows Center for Water and the Environment Executive Director Andrew Sansom told the Tribune. "It’s a total disregard for the resource... What we should be doing is reducing our consumption of water."

Under Austin city law, Abbott is allowed to pump as much water out of the ground as he wants, even if it means another well goes dry in the process.

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Reply Texas AG Greg Abbott Drills Well to Water Lawn During Historic Drought (Original post)
hue Nov 2013 OP
Thinkingabout Nov 2013 #1
JimboBillyBubbaBob Nov 2013 #2
sammytko Nov 2013 #3
blkmusclmachine Nov 2013 #4
Gothmog Nov 2013 #5

Response to hue (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. Perhaps his whole damn house will fall in a sink hole caused by the water he and his neighbors

Sucked out of the ground, see ya on the other side of the world.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:18 PM

2. Now, that would be funny.

Gravity can be a bitch!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:41 PM

3. Austin has been setting rainfall records recently

Couple of floods too.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:35 AM

4. That private golf course isn't going to water itself...

 

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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:55 PM

5. Juanita Jean has some good comments about Greg's selfishness

http://www.juanitajean.com/2013/11/11/because-he-can-thats-why/

I will admit he’s not the only stinkin’ rich, self-involved, narcissistic son of a motherless goat in the fancy pants neighborhood he lives in who does this. Ben Crenshaw and Mack Brown also do it. But, that don’t make it right. And they’re not running for Governor.

Yes, digging these wells does impact group water resources negatively. And yes, in Texas you do own the water under your land. You also own all the oxygen over your land but if you got a big oxygen sucking machine and put it on your lawn, it’s gonna hurt your neighbor’s oxygen levels. Same deal here.

Watering livestock is one thing. Your lawn is another thing. A whole ‘nother thing.

Gregg Abbott: He’s gonna Come and Get Your Water

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