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  •  Is this the plot of land in question? (4+ / 0-)

    http://www.caller.com/...

    A former Naval Station?

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:25:24 AM PDT

    •  If that's the land in question (2+ / 0-)

      It's one of a dozen proposals to ship liquified natural gas out of the Gulf.  It will have to get State, Dept. of Energy and FERC permits and an environmental impact statement, and it will certainly need army corps permits.

      “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

      by 6412093 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:51:04 AM PDT

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    •  Occidential is not the Kochs (2+ / 0-)

      but that's some cold comfort.

      “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

      by 6412093 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:51:42 AM PDT

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    •  It is the Live Oak Preserve... (2+ / 0-)
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      Here is a story

      I tried my best to make a little Google plot map, hope it shows up properly.

      I have a PDF but can't upload to a shared service right now.

      Koch Brothers Flint Hills rezoning plot map

      It is this entire area right by the bay and DIRECTLY adjacent to the only public park around, the Live Oak Park in the Live Oak Preserve. Boy! What a place for a waste dump! Or whatever they have in mind. They recently purchased a dock and a wharf nearby as well.

      They're coming to town.

    •  looking at the map it's not country roads, but (1+ / 0-)
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      Farm To Market state highways involved here. Is there any prior designation of this land as a park or wildlife preserve?

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:23:40 AM PDT

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      •  Oh yes there are plenty of land owners (2+ / 0-)
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        and people beginning to act locally.

        The area is called "Live Oak Preserve" but I'm not sure about the technical designations.

        There are all kinds of mom and pop and larger drilling and gas industrial businesses along that road to the east. But the north property line runs directly alongside a huge wooded park where events and craft fairs are held, etc.

        The funny thing is we're surrounded by tea partiers and general conservatives. Now when people start talking about this I get to say "yeah wow those are the guys that created the tea party and just spent $200 million shutting down the government and trying to defund healthcare progress".

        It seems any type of national attention to any of these land grabs just seals more of a deal to inform people of exactly who they are and what they do.

        •  well not "plenty" of land owners... (3+ / 0-)
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          but some. One guy here is sending around lots of emails informing people. There are a few signs outside of restaurants, and there was about a 5 person picket protest at an intersection last week.

          People are just now beginning to find out about it.

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