Mount Pleasant crowd hears presentations opposing Marvin Nichols Reservoir plan

by Andrew Bell | October 13, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — A crowd of about 50 people were debriefed earlier this week on the Marvin Nichols Reservoir and the potential effects it could have on the region if it comes to fruition.

On Monday evening, leaders from the Preserve Northeast Texas group gave presentations about the negative impact the proposed reservoir water project would have on Northeast Texas if it is allowed to proceed in the state water plan.

Janice Bezanson, senior policy director for Texas Conservation Alliance, and Jim Thompson, chairman of North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group, spoke at the event.

Bezanson said her and Thompson’s main talking points included discussion of private property rights, possible conservation tactics to eliminate the need for the reservoir and the importance of timber to Northeast Texas.

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