Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead
STATUS UPDATES AND NEW FUNDRAISING PLEDGE PROGRAM
Thank you to those who were able to attend our February Public Meeting at the Hempstead Theater. If you were unable to be there, please watch informative videos linked below for important updates and status information received during the meeting or CLICK HERE to read a synopsis of events:
UPDATES AND STATUS -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_uoQXdRds - this is a comprehensive yet brief explanation of events past and present to bring you up to date as of February 23, 2017, on legal matters surrounding the fight to stop Pintail Landfill.
REP. CECIL BELL JR. COMMENTS ON PINTAIL LANDFILL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukgc_pyly5M - comments, questions and answers by Rep. Cecil Bell on Pintail Landfill and pending legislation.
FINANCES AND FUNDRAISING - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKBIPQZMKAQ&t=2s - information on funds raised, how it was spent, and the new 'Pledge Program'.
As you are aware, the fight to stop Pintail Landfill is not over. Our position is as good as we could ever expect and, due to a united effort over the past 6 years, there is no pending landfill application at this Hwy 6 location – a fact to celebrate for sure. Yet, our legal battle continues which means expenses also continue.
The tremendous support this community has given to this cause has been inspirational and is certainly the reason for success to date. As we transition away from our Garage Sales, we must establish an alternative source of funds and those in attendance at the Public Meeting on February 23, 2017, learned about our newly launched "Pledge Program". The Program asks that you continue support of this critical battle for Hempstead and Waller County by making a pledge to contribute to CALH on a monthly basis, and make this commitment by completing and returning this PLEDGE FORM.
Our goal is to stop Pintail Landfill and end this fight without a surplus of funds in our account; yet, until that time, we must have the funds on hand needed to continue positive progress toward that end. If legal activity and expenses reach the high levels of the past, we will hold another large fundraising event like the “We Stand United” dinner/auction or, if expenses cease for a time, we will advise you to suspend your pledge. In other words, we pledge that we will keep you, as we always have, abreast of our financial situation and developments as they happen.
Thank you for your sustained support and commitment to ridding Waller County of Pintail Landfill…together we are making it happen!
Recent CALH News
- New application for Waller County landfill denied
- Public Meeting – February 23, 2017
- Pintail Landfill Reply to Executive Director’s Response to Pintail’s Motion to Overturn
- CALH and Waller County’s Response to Pintail’s Motion to Overturn EDS Return of Application
- City of Hempstead’s Response to Pintail’s Motion to Overturn Executive Director’s Return of Application
- Executive Director’s Response to Pintail’s Motion to Overturn
- Office of Public Interest Counsel’s Response to Motion to Overturn
- TCEQ December 30, 2016 Order – Extension to Respond to Motion to Overturn and Timeline
- ‘More than a’ Garage Sale, January 20-21
- Motion to Overturn Executive Director’s Return of Application
TCEQ ANNOUNCES PINTAIL'S MTO OVERRULED ON FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Pintail Landfill LLC's Motion to Overturn the rejection of its second landfill application by TCEQ was denied by 'operation of law' and confirmed in writing by the following letter issued on February 28, 2017:
"This letter is in response to a Motion to Overturn (Motion) concerning the above-referenced matter filed on December 22, 2016 by Pintail Landfill, LLC. Complete copies of the Motion and filings may be obtained from the Office of Chief Clerk, TCEQ, Mail Code 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087.
Title 30 Texas Administrative Code § 50.139 applies to this Motion to Overturn. According to the Chief Clerk's records, this letter is to notify all persons that the Motion to Overturn overruled by operation of law on February 17, 2017. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Tracy Gross, Assistant General Counsel, at (512) 239-1736."
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REP. CECIL BELL JR. SPEAKS AT FEBRUARY 23, 2017, CALH PUBLIC MEETING
Representative Cecil Bell Jr. made time to stop at CALH's Public Meeting held at Hempstead Theater on Thursday to speak of his support of our efforts and actions he has taken on our behalf. Please view following video of his informative comments as well as his written statement read early in the meeting by Nira Miller, District Director for Rep. Bell.
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