March for Science - Fort Worth (updated)

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The March for Science in Fort Worth was held on April 22 along with similar demonstrations all over the U.S. 

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Tarrant County Green Party members, along with an estimated two thousand others, gathered on an uncharacteristically cool and very windy April day to stand up against severe budget cuts, the panning of decades of important scientific research, and a growing preference for opinion and political ideology over facts.

The festivities began around noon as people made their way to a hilltop parking lot at UNT Health Science Center on Camp Bowie Blvd. Hunkered against the building and each other to protect themselves from the cold wind, it appeared there might be some who wished they had stayed at home.

But, the crowd grew, and sincere excitement and a firm conviction about the cause replaced all concern about the elements.

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Commissioner Sitton Answers Some Questions, But Not the Hard Ones

sittonclose.jpgTexas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton spoke to a crowd of over one hundred Tarrant County residents on April 20 to address the permit application process like the one from Bluestone Energy to build a wastewater injection well near Lake Arlington, a major drinking water source for a half million area residents. Commissioner Sitton entertained questions from the audience, but only those questions that fit within the ground rules set by Rep. Nicole Collier (District 95, State House) at whose invitation Sitton appeared.

Specific questions with regard to Bluestone's application at Lake Arlington were disallowed, with the commissioner's attorney standing nearby to keep the commissioner on a short leash, purportedly because he is not allowed to speak of specific cases while they await the hearing.  

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Electoral Reform

IMPORTANT and TIMELY information from the Green Party of Texas regarding actions that need to be taken on election reform in Texas. Article posted by katija gruene, Austin co-chair and Secretary of Green Party of Texas...and legislative guru!

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txgreenlogo1.jpgWe are a part of a coalition - Texans for Electoral Reform - working to open up elections in TX to independents and non-primary parties.

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Railroad Commission Hearing on Injection Well Postponed

Great news!

If you're following the story about Bluestone's application to build a wastewater injection well near Lake Arlington, you know that a public hearing was planned for late May in Austin before the Railroad Commission. The date has been postponed to September 5,6, and 7, giving the forces against the well time to mount a much stronger opposition! 

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