Green group seeks tourism impact study on the project

Green group seeks tourism impact study on the project


A group that wants to restore what is left of a scenic, historic Texas bayou is petitioning Gov. Greg Abbott to grant them a tourist tax holiday.

The groups, Texas Waterfront Citizens and Texas Watershed Concern, filed the request for authority Friday, asking the state Board of Land Appeals to grant the easement they’ve requested.

The group is challenging the development of an 18-acre “natural” area where large waves break and water can gathe충주출장안마 충주출장샵r in and around shorelines.

“We believe our Bayou Bay at Lake Cypress has been neglected, abused and dest전주안마 전주출장샵royed for so many years, and all of its natural resources are in an i룰렛mminent danger of being completely destroyed,” says Bob Sorensen, founder of Texas Waterfront Citizens and a member of the group’s board of directors.

“In fact, Texas and the Bayou may already have the biggest natural resource in the western United States at risk of being destroyed.”

A state land-use report on the project called the natural area a “high priority for conservation.”

But even though the natural area was not included in the report, the group asked the board to “adopt a formal and meaningful rule-making process that will establish and implement public oversight” of the project.

Texas Waterfront Citizens, along with the Bayou Bay Citizens who oppose the project, wants the state Department of Natural Resources to approve the easement.

The group’s petition also asks the state to develop a plan for how the project might be maintained once the bayou has been cleaned up.

To be considered on the ballot in November, the initiative would have to collect at least 15,000 valid signatures.


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