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Sept. 9, 2019
Dear Coalition Members,

The Coalition plans to formally oppose a proposed hazardous landfill near the Colorado River just north of Altair at a public hearing on Sept. 11 - and urges members to attend the hearing, too, or submit comments online.

The proposed landfill poses contamination risks to the Colorado River and to groundwater, according to Administrative Law Judges who reviewed the permit application and recommended that it be denied

The Coalition opposes the landfill permit for several reasons that were cited by the law judges:
  • The permit applicant, Altair Disposal Services, LLC failed to prove there is no feasible alternative site for the landfill.
  • Altair Disposal didn't prove that the landfill would minimize possible contamination of surface water and groundwater.
  • Altair Disposal didn't prove that the landfill base would be separated from the underlying aquifer sufficiently to meet state regulations on pollution migration.
In addition, Altair Disposal has failed to comply with state regulations in the past, raising concerns about its track record of operations.

The landfill permit application is the first item on the agenda of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality meeting on Wednesday. 
Exec Committee & Bylaw Updates + Current Challenges

On Sept. 4, Coalition members met and elected a 2019-21 slate of officers and updated our bylaws.

We are now positioned to step up Coalition efforts to meet the challenges of water quality, water supply and flood planning that currently face us - and others in the future.

We are planning fundraising events in coming months so we can continue our work - and will follow up soon with details.

Thank you for your support in the past - and we look forward to your help in the future.


The coalition urges a fair and balanced approach to river management for all parties under all conditions – from drought to flood. The Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition is a 501 c (6) entity.

Executive Committee

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