FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: VINCE LEIBOWITZ
SCHIEFFER MAKES FUN OF PERRY, CITES STATISTICS, OFFERS NO ANSWERS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
FORT WORTH–Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tom Schieffer tonight offered no solutions whatsoever relating to the environmental problems facing Texas during a forum in Fort Worth tonight.
Instead, Schieffer said the best thing Texas could do to improve the environment was change governors. Schieffer cited many statistics–almost identical to the ones cited by Hank Gilbert in many of his press releases–but offered zero answers.
Schieffer was, as a member of the Texas Legislature, no friend to the environment:
Tom Schieffer voted to cut the Big Thicket Preserve in half. Schieffer voted against a motion to table an amendment which would have limited the size of the Big Thicket Preserve and protect a larger portion of the Big Thicket wilderness area. (House Journal, Record No. 5, May 2, 1973)
Schieffer supported strip mining with loose regulation. Schieffer voted for a sham bill which would have created exemptions and loopholes for mining companies. (Source: Bills to Limit Strip Mines, Speed Traps Pass House, Houston Chronicle, May 25, 1975) (House Journal, Record No. 9, May 24, 1975, page 3983)
“We know we’ve got to get rid of Rick Perry, so Schieffer tells us nothing new,” Vince Leibowitz, Gilbert campaign spokesman said. “Once again, he offered no solutions for Texans.”