The Texas Legislature has created a panel to study water desalination as a solution to the state's prolonged drought, according to Water Online. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination include Sen. Eddie Lucio, whose home city of Brownsville has run a brackish water desalination plant since 2003. The Port of Brownsville has also recently started a seawater desalination pilot program.
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