Posts by: Lize Burr

How the Texas Legislature reacted as citizens across the state took action on bills and amendments in the final week The 82nd Session may be remembered for the drama of its final days–and the absence of a clear ending given the special session that Governor Perry called the following day. But the regular session did, [...]

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Protecting What We Love

On May 26, 2011 By Lize Burr

Texas House Votes to Give Polluters Immunity with Bonnen Amendment to SB 875 In the last days of the 82nd Legislative Session, industry has finally shown how far they will go to protect their power to pollute at will. Tuesday night, Rep. Dennis Bonnen (HB 25, Angleton), offered an amendment to SB 875 that would [...]

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Industry Pushing Bills & Amendments that Threaten Rights to Protect Property from Harmful Pollution This week, both chambers of the 82nd Legislature will consider legislation that will affect the future of environmental protection and regulation in our state. Frankly, most of this legislation would further limit TCEQ’s ability to keep our air, water and land [...]

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