Topics: Mines, Lignite, Coal, Dams, Water, Development
Ms Johnson is an
artist working in ceramics, tile and paper, as well as running the
Live Oak Art Center in Columbus, Texas. Also, she has long
been involved in civic affairs, ranging from serving as precinct
judge, to working on environmental matters.
Her environmental work
included helping organize and lead the non-profit group, Fayette
County Resource Watch, which successfully pressed the
River Authority to cancel the Cummins Creek operation, a large
lignite surface mine and power plant, in 1989. She was also
involved with a public interest group, Clear Clean Colorado River,
in persuading the City of Austin to improve their sewage
treatment during the late 1980s to protect habitat and users in
downstream reaches of the Colorado River.
During more recent years, she has been engaged in opposing
large-scale residential development slated for Fayetteville, the small, historic
community where she has lived since the 1970s.
February 24, 2008