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As an American you have a right to know. Mail’To: The Jed Morse Press 15612-T Regal Hill Circle Dallas, Texas 75240 Name Address City State 5195 zip watch subsequent issues for .. . BILLIE CARR REPORTS Paid Pol. Adv. by Billie Carr Expense Fund 2418 Travis, Houston, Texas. the WALLACE CallTRACT and the WATERGATE COMECTIOA By SI ROSS Who Bossed Arthur Bremer? What’s REALLY Behind Watergate? / How Are The Two Connected? it was obvious that they have little comprehension of the depth and the breadth of the opposition. Lutcher Simmons, general counsel for the Texas Water Development Board, spoke to the “Environmental Panel” of the TWCA on the subject of the Palmetto Bend 22 The Texas Observer Subscription list The following announcement, taken from Ronnie Dugger’s report on the Observer in the Feb. 14 issue, is repeated for those who may have missed it. We have never let politicians use the Observer’s mailing list, nor have we sold that list. Now, with considerable reluctance, we have decided, in order to obtain new subscribers, to exchange our subscriber list with periodicals and organizations with which we feel a consanguinity of interests or purposes. Each proposed such exchange will be discussed by the entire Observer group, and the objection of a single person will be sufficient to veto it. Precautions will be taken to insure that the subscriber list will be used only according to the terms of the exchange agreement and will not be used for politicians’ purposes. Any subscriber who objects to having his or her name exchanged can prevent it by dropping us a note now or later and telling us not to do it. Our computerized mailing system lets us honor such instructions very easily and without error. \(It would help if you could enclose a recent mailing label, but this is not The wording of some of the responses approximately 20 persons have registered their objections, so far suggests that one point could be stressed. The change in policy means that from time to time we will be exchanging one-time use of the Observer subscription list for other subscription or membership lists. We will not be selling or renting your name. Although the consequence is the same an increase in mail solicitations the distinction between indiscriminate selling and selective exchanging may be significant to some, as it is to us. Personal Service Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 459-6577 ALAN POGUE Photographer of political events & pseudo events, of people in their natural surroundings Rag office 478-0452/478-8387 Austin Reservoir. The Sierra Club challenged the project in federal court and a verdict is due any time now. Simmons seemed mystified by criticism of the project. \(Local residents, environmentalists, and even Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong have questioned whether the project is necessary and if a reservoir so close to the Gulf might people want to know everything about everything before they proceed with a single thing,” complained Simmons. “If an environmental impact statement had been required before Columbus left, he’d still be there.” Simmons was especially irked by the fact that professors from the University of Texas, staff members from the Parks and Wildlife Commission, and state archaeologists testified on the side of the Sierra Club. He characterized their testimony as having “an emotional bias in lieu of scientific candor.” Simmons quoted from a recent Wall Street Journal article that concluded that much opposition to outdoor construction projects is “fundamentally a rejection of science and technology.” That’s not what’s happening.’ What’s happening is that the burden of proof is shifting. From now on, builders are going to have to convince the public of the worth of their projects over the long haul not just how many jobs the reservoir will provide, or how many tourists the water will attract over a 20-year period, or how much new industry the extra water will bring in, but also what sort of long-term damage these incursions on nature might entail. The Sierra Club’s challenge of the Palmetto Bend environmental impact statement, by simply delaying the construction project, made the reservoir more costly. But it also pointed out the vital necessity of releasing sufficient fresh water below the dam to keep the estaurine system functioning and supplying a breeding ground for sealife. Before we approve the appropriation of billions of dollars to build a canal to pump Mississippi water thousands of miles to the High Plains, we’re going to have to be convinced that we need High Plains agricultural products. Why can’t the food be produced in Central and East Texas, where the water is abundant? Why not grow crops where the water already is, rather than fooling with Mother Nature by transporting water from state to state and interrupting natural stream flows? We’d also have to be convinced that Mississippi water is safe, which might be no mean task, considering recent EPA questions about the quality of New Orleans’ drinking water. What the TWCA is going to have to understand is that the public is getting cost conscious in ways more profound than Mr. Simmons has in mind. What science and technology have been teaching us is that there’s usually a very high price to be paid for disrupting the natural order of things, and that’s the price the water planners are going to have to cope with. K . N.