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Ahead of special session, big group of biz leaders at Capitol to outline opposition to Texas bathroom bills #txlege
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LIVE: Texas businesses are gathering at the Texas Capitol to express opposition to the #txlege #bathroombill.
At some Texas universities, students accused of rape can transfer without getting anything on their record.
#TX32 @ColinAllredTX raised $205k in Dem primary to take on @PeteSessions. That sum includes a $25k personal loan on the last day of quarter
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How the state of TX allows industrial facilities to repeatedly spew unauthorized air pollution — w/ few consequences
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She was raped by a male student, & @Baylor punished him for it. But he transferred w/o a blemish on his transcript.…
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19/19 Read the full report here:
18/ “We have the bodies to prove that something is going on.”
17/ And environmental justice advocates like Hilton Kelley have spearheaded various air monitoring initiatives.
@TXAG may also have to compensate if ordinance "unreasonably" interferes with property owner's rights—but that's case by case.
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16/ Plaintiffs in these cases testify about their continual fear of illness and industrial accidents.
15/ The settlements required plant upgrades. What happened next probably won't surprise you:
14/ Environmental groups are turning to the courts to impose fines on companies.
13/ While some emission events may be truly unavoidable, experts say there’s no way most of them really are.
12/ Some say the agency’s lukewarm enforcement stems from political and financial constraints.
11/ But environmental groups say TCEQ’s approach isn’t working. The same plants are exceeding limits over and over.
10/ Here is what the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) says in response to advocates.
In letter to #txlege leadership, big biz in Dallas - American Airlines, BNSF, AT&T, etc - say they're also concerned about bathroom bill
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9/ And even when Texas does fine companies, clean air advocates say the penalties are below what the law allows.
8/ Take the Keystone Gas Plant near Kermit. From 2012-2016, it had 900 emissions events. It was fined once.
Inbox: Bevy of Dallas CEOs tell @GovAbbott, @DanPatrick that "bathroom bill" could hurt ability to attract employees to Texas
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Breaking: Gov. @GregAbbott_TX has a nearly $41 million war chest heading into his re-election campaign.
7/ Additionally, Texas’ environmental regulators seem unwilling to challenge polluters.
6/ Companies get off easy. Texas has levied fines over fewer than 1% of emissions events reported during 2016.
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