21 Nov '11, 9pm

Water. Coal. Texas. Sanity. One of these words does not belong.

Water. Coal. Texas. Sanity. One of these words does not belong.

Texas' water problems won't be over anytime soon. Photo: Sean In case anyone missed it, Texas had a big drought last summer -- the worst one-year drought in the state's history. Lakes dried, animals were slaughtered, cities imposed lawn-watering restrictions, the governor prayed for rain. Among the doom-and-gloom sector of the left, talk has been circulating of Texas as a failed state. That's easy to dismiss as tit-for-tat revenge for Texas' age-old talk of secession; after all, droughts end, and places recover. Unless they don't: When one takes a hard look at Texas' water supply, and plans to build nine water-intensive coal plants, it becomes clear that the state's apocalyptic droughts are more likely to become the norm than the exception. The state's water shortage is structural , warns the Texas Water Development Board . Currently the state needs 18 million acre-feet of...

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