Editor’s Note: September 1 of every odd-numbered year is the date that new legislation from the Texas Legislature session that ended the previous spring typically goes into effect. With this in mind, the Texas Water Journal invited five organizations that work closely with the Texas Legislature to provide their take on the changes to Texas water policy and law that were made during the 2011 session. The opinions expressed in these summaries are the opinions of the individual organizations and not the opinion of the Texas Water Journal or the Texas Water Resources Institute.
• Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
• Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
• Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
• Texas Farm Bureau
• Texas Water Conservation Association