Texas’ budget bill stirs waters over Marvin Nichols project

State orders feasibility study of disputed reservoir

Janice Bezanson, senior policy director for Texas Conservation Alliance, speaks to a crowd about the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir and the potentially negative impact the project could have on the region during a community engagement event Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Ted Albracht)

The $321 billion, biennium Texas budget has caused a ripple in the debate over a reservoir planned for Northeast Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1, or the General Appropriations Act, into law on June 18.