• Neta Rhyne

The WATER PROTECTORS

Updated: Feb 23, 2019


BALMORHEA LAKE fed by SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS

Since the beginning of time battles have been fought over water…. for survival.

Today the battles continue. STANDING ROCK sparked a grassroots movement that has grown into a World Wide Movement to the crimes committed against the land the water and the people!

Water Protectors are not well accepted in West Texas. Standing in opposition to the fossil fuel industry invasion is like jumping into a pit of Rattlesnakes! The destroyers of the land roll into town with promises of great wealth and are accepted, no questions asked! As the saying goes “Drill Baby Drill”!

BIG OIL brings in BIG BUCKS …but at what price?


SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS

PROTECTING SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS


For three years we have been protesting permitting of toxic fracking waste water disposal wells in Reeves County. They are creating underground toxic cesspools which will eventually contaminate our fresh water supplies, ending life in this Desert Oasis as we know it!


As the number of these underground toxic cesspools increased so do Earthquakes …in intensity and frequency. Nine hundred forty, 940, earthquakes from January, 2017 through February 22, 2019 within a 30-mile radius of San Solomon Springs, an 11,000 year springs flowing 18,000 gallons of pure spring water a minute! A true DESERT OASIS.




SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS


History of the SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS provides that the APACHE Indians were the first documented to irrigate their crops from SAN SOLOMON SPRINGS. In the early 1940's the Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC, constructed the swimming pool around the source of the springs to provide recreational opportunities.


Today these historic springs are in danger …of disappearing FOREVER! Are the efforts to protect them in vain?? What will it take for the Railroad Commission of Texas to STOP permitting more deep injection fracking waste water disposal wells in Reeves County, Texas?? A catastrophic that will end life in this DESERT OASIS?


PHANTOM SPRINGS


Located just West of San Solomon Springs, PHANTOM SPRINGS are also in DANGER OF DISAPPEARING FOREVER!






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