I woke up this morning and looked out the window, across my pasture at a scene straight out of Mordor. The smog in Wise County, Texas where I moved 14 years ago to escape the pollution in Fort Worth is cloying today (I’ll have pictures up later). There is no wind today so Wise County Commissioner Kevin Burns can’t blame the smog on Fort Worth.
Help is on the way:
EPA echoes activists in challenging Texas’ air pollution permits, practices, commission
Jackson told The Dallas Morning News in an interview that Texas’ environmental regulation has become a major concern of hers.
This might be one of my favorite parts:
“Governor Perry has proven that stifling government mandates are not the answer to our state’s energy and environmental challenges,” press secretary Allison Castle said. “Texas has proven it possible to balance sound environmental policies with pro-growth economic efforts that have produced the best business climate in the country.”
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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