Urge T-Mobile to Protect the Environmentally Sensitive Lost Maples Region of Texas
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T-Mobile is proposing to build a 26 story tall cell tower in the Lost Maples Region ecosystem in Vanderpool, TX. T-Mobile and its tower construction company, Branch Towers, is proposing to build a tower on a site in the Sabinal River Watershed and just a few hundred feet from the river itself. The site poses inherent dangers to endangered wildlife in the area, including the Golden Cheeked Warbler and the Black Capped Vireo. A huge tower like this one will disrupt nesting areas, migration patterns and result in bird strikes. Blinking lights and noisy industrial equipment with have a disruptive effect on wildlife and the people who love the area for stargazing. This tower would also pose a serious risk to underground springs that feed the river and provide water for area landowners, and for those visitors who enjoy recreational activities in the area. These companies have been secretive and are hiding behind FCC regulations that do not even require notice to adjoining landowners or those who want to protect the environment. They have not done the due diligence necessary to evaluate all of the dangers of this proposed tower site. Ask T-Mobile, Branch Towers and our elected officials to require the company to consider all of the risks and work with landowners to secure an alternate site that will have less impact on the area. Landowners just recently learned of the project and need your help in asking these companies to do the right thing. If you love nature, have visited Lost Maples State Natural Area, or have stargazed in Texas Hill Country skies join us in this effort. Please sign the petition and call these companies and elected officials to demand they take action to address this in a responsible manner. Help spread the word, and we appreciate your support.
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