Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government. They have helped elect politicians who put their needs first and then do everything they can to make sure they can’t be held accountable by voters – introducing strict voter ID requirements, gerrymandering districts so it’s nearly impossible for them to lose, and more.
The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.
In the next few decades, how and where Frederick County grows will have enormous impacts on improvement or decline in air and water quality, how much County residents contribute to climate change, and how the County adapts to the changing climate around us.
Pleae weigh in on one of the most critical challenges of our time: how to protect communities from storms that are intensifying as the earth's climate continues to warm. Urge the Texas Water Development Board TODAY to invest in proven, natural systems that give flood waters a place to go and help restore the natural environment.
David Bernhardt is the most conflicted Interior Secretary ever, as well as the most conflicted member of this administration.
American families deserve an Interior Secretary who will take the mission of the office seriously and prioritize protections for our lands, air, water, and wildlife.
The Texas Railroad Commission, in response to a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, is proposing long-overdue regulations for so-called 'gathering pipelines.
On July 9th, Governor Lamont formed a taskforce to make recommendations on how to manage PFAS contamination. This is good news but we want to make sure comprehensive steps are taken to 1) restrict firefighting foam, 2) restrict other sources of contamination like food packaging, 3) implement strict water testing guidelines and 4) set a health protective drinking water standard.