The Possum Kingdom Lake Association has filed a formal comment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the Brazos River Authority' application to sell additional water. "This will be going out in our current newsletter this week," noted PKLA President Jim Lattimore. "In addition, we submitted a formal request for a contested case hearing yesterday before the TCEQ's deadline for those requests. If approved, this request would result in PKLA being named a party, with the ability to participate in the hearings to be held by the State Office of Administrative Hearings which begins with a preliminary hearing on Aug. 26. This would give us a direct opportunity to present our position, however, if we are not recognized as a party, we will continue our opposition to BRA's application to sell water in the public and political forums. "The board of PKLA has taken a position opposing this application because we believe it is not in the best interests of our membership or the citizens of Possum Kingdom for the Brazos River Authority to be given permission to sell an unheard of amount of water out of the Brazos Basin with no oversight and only their own motivation to generate revenue as the goal. We believe this is just bad public policy if approved. "One of our many concerns with Application No. 5851 is that the BRA is asking for authority to sell extraordinary volumes of water with the result being that Possum Kingdom and other reservoirs in the Basin would see much lower water levels," the letter to TCEQ reads. "Should this be allowed, our members will be denied access to the Lake and the value of their property will be significantly impaired. We believe this is sufficient reason to show our justiciable interest in the proceedings. We request a contested case hearing."