Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, is accusing TCEQ of a closed-door meeting that resulted in the renewal of an air permit for smelter operated by Asarco.
Imagine this: Shapleigh believes that special interests have eroded the Democratic process.
This case is a road-map for how Rick Perry delivers value to donors.
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh
TCEQ is refusing to turn over records.
Shapleigh has won the first couple of rounds — both the state attorney general and Travis District Court ruled that TCEQ had to turn over the documents. Now TCEQ has appealed to the Third Court of Appeals. (Technically, the case pits the Texas Attorney General’s office against TCEQ.)