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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:55 AM

Texas Public Policy Foundation touts fossil fuel benefits beyond Texas

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s bailiwick has long been small government and tax-cutting advocacy in Texas, pushing for cuts to environmental regulations and renewable energy subsidies at the Legislature and in communities across the state.

But over the last year the conservative, Austin-based think tank, backed by a board whose members include fossil fuel executives, has aimed to export its Texas tactics, producing videos, paying for social media advertisements and writing opinion pieces to draw attention to the ways energy, particularly fossil fuels, has improved quality of life in areas as varied as Arizona and Haiti.

Launching an effort called Lifeowered, the nonprofit has hired an Austin coal lobbyist as the initiative’s director, a former Republican state representative from Hays County with ties to the natural gas industry as its senior manager, and a radio show host who promotes fossil fuels as a senior fellow.

A Democratic U.S. senator from New Mexico has described Lifeowered as “deceptively named” and the foundation as “one of a growing number of political-front groups paid for by wealthy and self-interested fossil fuel donors.”

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190614/texas-public-policy-foundation-touts-fossil-fuel-benefits-beyond-texas

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:24 AM

1. Stay out of MO as we don't want your poison here...we are going solar, have mandated that ...

our utilities use an increasing amount of renewable energy via voter ballot initiative...

Pathetic that this selfish and self centered organization is not really interested in the well being of customers, but are more interested in selling their poison, and nothing else, for their wealthy owners.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:34 AM

2. I hope their efforts fail miserably

For the sake of the future of this planet.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:31 PM

3. The Brainless In the Middle Of This Country Will APPROVE

People who know better will reject these REJECTS. The day of oil and coal are fading. It is only a matter of how fast we go SOLAR and electric before this people are history......CHEERS

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