Former Railroad Commission inspector Morris Kocurek checks the compliance of an oil and gas waste facility. Kocurek was fired from his job because he said the commission didn’t want him strictly enforcing environmental rules. Courtesy of The Daily Beast.
Nipendra Patel in front of his home in the Bastrop community of The Colony. Patel's roof is marked with studs meant to support solar panels, but the neighborhood's developer blocked their installation. Photo by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez
Above, Members of the DFW Citizens' Climate Lobby coaltion Shawn Reeder, left, and Swetha Kannen and Jim Moffitt (behind to his right), head to meetings with members of Congress and their aides in Washington, DC, at last year's lobbying day. Photos courtesy of CCL.
The Texas’ 84th Legislature wrapped up this past weekend, amid torrential rainfall and a deluge of action to maneuver bills to final approval. Your health, safety, water supply, air quality and right to weigh in on potential public hazards and initiate civic action all may feel the effects of the storm in the statehouse.
Above, Wini Cannon, District 3 anti-tollroad candidate eliminated in City Council general election, Mark Clayton, District 9 councilman-elect, Carol Donovan, candidate for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair, Lon Burnam, former Texas House Representative (D), Tarrant County District 90, Lenna Webb, Chair North Dallas Democratic Women, David Griggs, Dallas County Democratic Party Executive Committee. Photo by Linda Cooke.