There’s truth to the name “Railroad” Commission: Action Request

The stuffed suits were stuffed in the room at the Sunset Advisory Commission hearing on Wednesday, December 19th.  It was a terrible time to hold a hearing and it was a terribly important hearing.  But was anyone really heard? Yes, we know it’s the yuletide season, but we couldn’t celebrate the holiday without at least […]

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Updates on Eminent Domain, Local Foods & Local Organizing!

Here are some important updates and events: Eminent Domain    There’s a lot of news we’re sure you’ve been reading in the regular press about the TransCanada, including this breaking news on protests in NE Texas to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.  Our question is why isn’t somebody doing something to protect the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer that serves […]

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Cities form 391 Commission Out of Concern regarding Southern Segment of Keystone’s Tar Sand Pipeline

About one year ago, three small cities in East Texas, located south of Jacksonville, formed the East Texas SubRegional Planning Commission (ETSRPC).  The ETSRPC is a 391 Commission, formed out of concern for numerous issues surrounding TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. The initial cities consisted of Gallatin and Reklaw. Later, the city of Alto also joined.  […]

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Lamar County Judge Harris Rules by IPhone — TransCanada Can Take Our Land!

Lamar County Judge Bill Harris really took the cake yesterday evening.  His 15 word ruling, sent via his iPhone (and likely blind copied to a member of the media), granted TransCanada summary judgement.  Yes, according to Harris, TransCanada can come on in and take Julia Trigg Crawford and fame’s land. For your information, we kept […]

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