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Created: Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:31 PM CDT
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TLCV-PAC Endorses Celia Israel in HD50 Special Election


by: TLCV

Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM CST

Israel the clear choice for environmental leadership in a district facing challenges with transportation, water, and energy

Austin, Texas-- Today the Texas League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee (TLCV-PAC), the states leading environmental organization for electing pro-conservation candidates, announced their endorsement of Celia Israel in the House District 50 Special Election.

"Celia brings a wealth of experience, a great deal of energy, and many good public policy ideas to the table for moving the ball forward on sound environmental policy for the residents of House District 50," said David Weinberg, Executive Director of TLCV-PAC.  "We wholeheartedly endorse her and will be working to elect her in the runoff."

"I've always respected the work of the TLCV," said candidate Israel. "I welcome their support and look forward to keeping this seat for all of us who recognize the commitment we must have to the long term environmental health of the state we all love."

Celia's experience in finding solutions to environmental, public health and public safety challenges ranges from her work with the City of Austin Environmental Board, Alliance for Public Transportation, The Robert Mueller Advisory Commission, and Worker's Defense Project.  She understands there are critical decisions facing House District 50 on matters of urban rail, bus rapid transit, water conservation and solid waste disposal, and has demonstrated a command of these issues and advanced pragmatic solutions to these challenges.

TLCV-PAC asked candidates in the HD 50 race complete a comprehensive survey on issues including public transportation, clean energy, water conservation, public participation, and worker safety.  The Republican Candidate in HD 50, Mike VanDeWalle, was the only candidate in the race not to complete a survey.

"Whoever is elected in House District 50 will have big shoes to fill as Mark Strama was a champion at the legislature for clean energy and other conservation issues.  We feel Celia is up to the challenge of delivering exceptional environmental leadership in Travis County and the Capitol," added Weinberg.

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With money and other resources, TLCV-PAC helps elect candidates to the Texas Legislature who will fight for clean air, clean water, and access to public lands, water, fish and wildlife.  For more information and to support TLCV-PAC visit:  www.tlcv.org

TLCV-PAC is not affiliated with any candidate or candidate's campaign.  Contributions to TLCV-PAC are not tax deductible and are reported to the Texas Ethics Commission.

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Join TLCV & OFA for a Climate Day of Action on August 13th


by: TLCV

Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 01:27 PM CDT

While the alarm bells on climate change keep getting louder and louder, the impact of climate change in Texas through drought and wildfire becomes more severe, and a call for action becomes more nonpartisan, there are still those elected officials who deny the basic, fundamental truth of climate science.

Its time to call these elected officials out as being out of the mainstream, and for taking a dangerous and irresponsible position for the planet, our well being, and for future generations.

The Texas League of Conservation Voters is partnering with Organizing For Change (OFA) and the Climate Action Network to hold a Climate Day of Action on Tuesday, August 13.  We will be presenting Climate Denier Awards to federal elected officials who have stuck their heads in the sand on climate change.

Here in Travis County, we will be focusing our organizing efforts at event targeting Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  We invite you to join us for these events.  Details are below.  

Tuesday August 13th, Climate Day of Action

11 AM - Senator John Cornyn
Location:  221 West 6th Street, 78701

12 PM - Senator Ted Cruz
Location:  JJ Pickle Federal Courthouse Plaza - East 9th Street between San Jacinto and Trinity

We hope to see you on the 13th!

Regards,

David Weinberg
Executive Director
Texas League of Conservation Voters

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Texas Should Support New Standards for Global Warming Pollution


by: TLCV

Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 08:00 PM CDT

(Please welcome the Texas League of Conservation Voters to BOR!   - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)

There's some good news coming out of Washington this week. President Obama's administration is proposing new standards that would -- for the first time ever -- limit the industrial carbon pollution from power plants that contributes to global warming.

The EPA's new clean air safeguards will help improve the quality of our air and protect our children's health, while also helping to spark new innovations in clean energy technologies.  

Before the EPA can finalize these new standards, they are accepting comments from the general public.

Left unchecked, global warming pollution will drive up temperatures, threatening coastal communities, worsening smog pollution and triggering more asthma attacks, especially in children and seniors.  That's why doctors, nurses, scientists, public health experts and groups like the American Lung Association support the EPA's new standards.

For Texas, these new standards are especially good news as Texas is a leader in carbon-polluting coal plants.  Citizens in Matagorda County, Corpus Christi, and elsewhere are fighting new coal plants that Texans do not want or need.  Not only do these plants contribute to global warming, they are a drain on scarce water resources and do not contribute to state revenues through severance taxes.  Texas has an abundance of energy resources which are cleaner than coal and can provide power to our growing population.

Requiring dirty power plants to reduce carbon pollution is a critical step for Texas, not only in our efforts to address global warming but also because this move will create green jobs in a growing clean energy economy. Big polluters aren't going to do this on their own; so, make your voice heard on this issue today!

It's important the EPA hear from Texans in support of these new standards.

The Texas League of Conservation Voters will help you deliver your comments to support the agency's move.

Use this link to make your voice heard: https://secure3.convio.net/lcv...

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