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BSEACD to vote on SH 45SW agreement

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s board of directors discussed an agreement concerning environmental standards related to the construction of State Highway 45 Southwest at its Thursday meeting. BSEACD and the Texas Department of Transportation have been operating under the provisions of a 15-year-old consent decree. The new agreement, proposed by TxDOT, is intended to strengthen protection of the Edwards Aquifer. At the meeting, Kelly Davis of Save Our Springs Alliance argued that the agreement gives TxDOT the power to decide whether it is in compliance and offers BSEACD no power to dispute TxDOT’s authority. The board is scheduled to discuss and possibly take action on the agreement at its Feb. 12 meeting.

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