Here’s a good reason to vote him out this fall: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott officially notified the federal government he won’t enforce clean air laws. (Rude letter that follows, here.)
Can you imagine the contretemps had he announced he won’t enforce federal immigration laws, nor support their enforcement by federal officials?
Abbott is once again putting politics far, far ahead of science, no matter how it damages Texas (Texas pays premiums in home insurance already because of damage from global warming).
If it’s something in the water that generates such craziness, I hope it enters the water systems well south of Dallas.
Abbott’s opponent is a well-respected, deeply experienced, honorable attorney named Barbara Ann Radnofsky. Almost every big polluting corporation in America is supporting Abbott. You may want to consider that as you contribute to candidates this week (hurry!), and as you vote this fall.
More information, more resources:
- Information about EPA’s plans to regulate sulfur hexafluoride, an incredibly powerful greenhouse gas that is among those Abbott now refuses to regulate, I presume.
- Issues in Barbara Ann Radnofsky’s campaign against Abbott (more from Barbara below)
- EPA’s fact sheet on the “tailoring” plan; an index to other current EPA rules on greenhouse gases and air pollution