Defending Environment Not Easy

RECEIVED Tue., Aug. 3, 2004

Dear Editor,
   What is going on in Texas government where developers are out of control in their disdain for the environment and our government agencies appear to hold this issue in the same contempt? The story is still out on Lick Creek – a truly beautiful spot still being polluted on a regular basis and now ... Garlic Creek.
   Why is it necessary for SOS and groups such as the Guardians of Lick Creek to sue in order to save our areas and/or garner attention? Wish I knew. In the meantime, the Guardians will continue to raise "hell."
   We appreciate the Chronicle and Amy Smith's efforts on behalf of western Travis County ["Naked City," News, July 30] and we wish SOS the best of luck regarding Garlic Creek as we watch the TCEQ, as well as other agencies, continue to ignore the environmental quality of our land.
Pepper Morris
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