Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Texas Railroad Commission’s narrow view of protecting the public’s interest.
Texas Supreme Court upholds Railroad Commission’s view of public interest
By Asher Price | March 11, 2011
The case pitted the Railroad Commission against an environmental group and landowner over the permitting of an injection well for oil and gas well waste. The court favored the Railroad Commission’s more narrow understanding of what it ought to consider when permitting such a well.
The commission does not have to consider the public’s interest when it comes to putting facilities in communities with very narrow roads where your children might play, or your teens might drive making it extremely dangerous for big trucks loaded with dangerous chemicals to drive all day, everyday.
Nice justice system we have in Texas. See, Karl Rove knew, when he moved into Texas, that starting at the lowest level of government and funding those races while also funding the judicial races was a great plan for corporations having their way in Texas. You can track it. I have. Track the campaign contributions of the judicial races going back to when Rove first started operating in Texas. He moved in and started operating in Texas when Ann Richards was governor, back when we could still be proud of Texas, back when Texas wasn’t ON THE BRINK.
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Westchester Neighbor says
Surely Rove's résumé reflects his greatest gifts:
* Rigs political systems for billionaires.
* Destroys the Middle Class by leveraging the Middle Class to destroy itself.
He's definitely good.
Just goes to show how worthless the RRC has been and will continue to be for the ordinary citizens in Tx. It is a big waste of tax money. Further, the oil soaked courts in Texas are also worthless for us. They just cater to the big O&G and corporate interests–no help for ordinary peasants! Our guvment in Tx is worthless at all levels.
I would suggest that that 3rd branch of government in Texas is primed for a big 'ole budget cut at around 50% cut. The cops and courts are prime candidates!! Cut their budgets–and the sooner the better!
Who set the funding for this "supreme court in Texas"?
Thousands of dollars in legal fees spent for nothing. It is very hard to change politics in the courts here in Texas.