BP is one big oil company
Jeff Weems' "legal record is one of defending BP, Enron and just about every big oil company against the working man."
Inspectors don't fly either
Says Texas has one state inspector for every 4,500 oil and gas wells.
Democrat even saw Porter (once)
"I’m running against a groundhog. He saw his shadow on the primary day, and no one has seen him since."
Old judgment based on older analysis
Says EPA regulation of greenhouse gases will endanger 575 Texas dairy facilities, 58 swine operations, 1,300 corn farms and 28,000 beef cattle operations.
Advocate frames case that's not quite there
Says the EPA "outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy."
An unavoidable accident, in legalese
"If you will go look up the definition of 'act of God,' we've used it in legal terms for a long time in this state."
Key factor: prices drive returns
“We’re making more than ever off oil and gas right now, but it’s no secret that oil production in Texas peaked in the 1970s.”
He's not whistling in the wind
Says Texas General Land Office “has earned the school children of Texas $451,932.89 on wind leases that haven't produced a watt of energy."
He's not blustering
"Texas has installed more wind power than any other state, and all but four countries."
White's interest not 'major'
"Mayor White has major stake in Barnett Shale production company."
But not as toxic as Atlanta and Detroit, biz magazine says
Houston is "the third-most toxic city in the United States of America."
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