It’s a familiar argument: Must we sacrifice our environment for growth?


The recent commentary by Save Barton Creek Association Board president Clark Hancock and board member Stephen Beers regarding the Texas 45 Southwest toll road under construction seemed to defy that belief.

In writing that piece, Hancock and Beers were doing something they believed necessary to their mission of “working to protect and conserve the six watersheds of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer” — words taken from their website.

They include this warning: “If we do not protect our fragile natural resources by thoughtful, long-term planning, we are in real danger of losing all that we hold of such great value.”

I couldn’t agree more, which is why I believe in presenting the facts of our area’s road construction.

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