Local Groundwater Conservation District’s hands tied on water export permit

86 years young and longtime cattle rancher, Kit Bramblett addresses the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District (CCGCD) during a hearing Wednesday regarding the application to export water from the District submitted by landowner Dan Hughes.  His opposition, along with the majority of the public comments were seemingly ineffective as the CCGCD representing lawyer Renee Hicks offered the legal limitations for the District on this matter.

Closing arguments presented by representing attorneys Renee Hicks on behalf of CCGCD, far left, and Russ Johnson, far right, on behalf of the permit applicant. The results of the hearing are on motion by Refugio Corrales, seconded by Lane Brewster, the permit was approved as applied for.

Photos by Lisa Morton


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