A couple of weeks ago Kay Granger pretended to care about the environment when she held her Energy Expo in Fort Worth. The above link has information about her wretched record of voting against protecting our environment. As noted in my previous post, I confronted Granger about her voting record and her aide promised to send me votes proving that she votes to protect the environment.
Today I received a reply with a pdf file naming specific votes. I haven’t yet had time to research each vote but I can supply information on two of her supposed environmentally friendly votes.
What I received from Granger:
7/28/2005 Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R. 6)
I voted for this bill because I believe our nation needs to become more energy efficient and independent, and this bill outlines programs and policies that will get us there. Specifically, it outlines research and development programs covering energy efficiency, renewable energy, oil and gas, coal, nuclear, vehicles and motor fuels such as ethanol, hydrogen, electricity, hydropower, and geothermal energy.
The 2005 energy bill gave enormous subsidies to the oil, coal and nuclear industries, while doing extremely little to promote efficiency and renewables.
Of course Granger wants to make sure oil and gas gets plenty of subsidies because they give her plenty of money–$473,307 to be exact.
What I received from Granger:
5/17/2006 Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act (H.R. 4200)
I voted for this bill because it helps improve the federal response to catastrophic events by requiring agencies to periodically review their disaster response plans, perform research projects to improve those plans, and use the best scientific data available in developing appropriate responses. The bill also provides technical and financial cost-share assistance for communities and non-federal lands impacted by a catastrophic event
The “Health Forests Act” eliminated the core of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and allowed the Forest Service to conduct large-scale, environmentally damaging logging projects without considering alternatives, including the “no-action” alternative. The bill limits the public’s involvement in forest management decisions, and allows temporary roads to be built in pristine roadless areas of our national forests, even though these roads can be as harmful to the environment as permanent roads
You’ll have to do better than that Mrs. Granger.
Please remember to support candidates who put people before corporations. Rick Noriega’s environmental voting record is 97%.
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Yep, you're right. Corporations are EVIL, though they employ a vast majority of Americans & are the economic engine of American Exceptionalism. If y'all think Socialism is the way to go, move to any of the other countries around the world that are suffering through it & leave the rest of us Americans that just want to keep to ourselves ALONE!
That's a false choice. We can have responsible corporations AND capitalism