Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Why are so many Texas lawmakers climate deniers?
Why do Texas legislators pass laws to protect oil and gas interests over the safety of people?
Far too many of those elected to represent the people of Texas are bought and paid for by fossil fuel industries that oppose any limits on their activity.
Join us for the Democracy Awakening rally in Dallas on April 17 to call for reforms to reduce the influence of money in politics.
It’s easy for polluters to get laws passed and permits granted when they are funding the campaigns of the people who make the laws and grant the permits.
Commissioners at the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) — which regulates the oil, gas and coal industries — and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) see their jobs as serving industries, not protecting the people of Texas. This allegiance plays out when the RRC does nothing to stop fracking operations from polluting the air and water, making people sick. It shows when the TCEQ denies that air pollution causes asthma attacks.
We need government that is working for the people, not the polluters.
Join us for the Democracy Awakening rally in Dallas to support a national effort to reduce the influence that big polluters have on politics.
It’s up to all of us to take back our democracy.
Tom “Smitty” Smith
Public Citizen’s Texas Office
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Tuesday, March 29, 2016