Melinda Taylor and Jeremy Brown, “It’s time to link funding for water projects to conservation” (Houston Chronicle)

Energy Center executive director Melinda Taylor and research fellow Jeremy Brown have publisehd an opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle encouraging the Texas legislature to amend a water infrastructure bill tHB 4 Houston Chronicle Op-Edo connect financing to conservation.

The bill - H.B. 4 - was approved in the Texas House last week by an impressive margin of 146-2 and would establish a fund intended to help the state address its long-term water needs.  While the bill does acknowledge the importance of conservation, it requires relatively limited funding for conservation projects.