Texas has long hosted a large and powerful oil and gas industry.
Is this the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base?
Texas' latest abortion ban deputizes ordinary citizens to hunt down and sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after 6 weeks (e.g. clinic staff, taxi drivers, someone who provided money for the procedure).
Aided by the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Texas has now codified misogyny.
Both during and after DeSmog’s investigation, Lotus LLC has tried various approaches to keep information about the company under wraps.
“We’re not going to be bullied and intimidated by anybody, including the governor or our colleagues. We have a job to be the voice of our constituents.”
Climate scientists warn that what lies ahead for all of us isn’t simply “global warming,” it’s what some call global weirding.
“Until we get control of the emissions in those disproportionate areas or overburden areas. I think all permitting should be stopped until we get a handle on it.”