It looks like the Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force may be getting stacked to favor polluters. The task force member selection committee interviewed the first set of 10 candidates on Tuesday 6/14. My impressions are that five of the candidates are solidly in favor of the drilling industry (Brian "Patrick" Shaw, Bruce Bullock, Scott Deatherage, John McCall, Jon C. Napper). Two more appear to have some ties favoring the industry, Frank Lopez due to the American Lung Association - Chesapeake Energy relationship and Margaret Keliher who stated a concern for economic development.
Location: Angelika Film Center cafe
Street: 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
City: Dallas, Texas 75206
Where: Trinity Hall
5465 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75206
When: 11 December, Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
We're celebrating ballot access for 2012 and the end of 2010.
Trinity Hall has a full food and drink menu, that is suitable for most sensitivities and diets.
The Green Party of Texas won statewide ballot access for 2012.
Edward Lindsay, candidate for Comptroller of Public Accounts, achieved over 5% of the votes necessary to retain ballot access.
GPTX is looking for people interested in running as a Green for 2012. If you are interested, get in touch with an officer in your local party or an officer in the state party.
See full story at Odessa American.
Facts relating to the legal wrangling over the Texas Green Party's ballot access effort in chronological order:
During the specified period of March 10 through May 23, signatures were collected by petitioners; some petition signature gatherers were paid by Free & Equal, a petition-gathering company, and funded by a non-profit, 501(c)(4) corporation. The Green Party of Texas received no money from a corporate source. Without exception, no petition signers were paid for signing the petition.
The Green Party of Texas leadership is interviewing legal counsel to get the best representation in court that we can. We need your help in raising funds to pay these oppressive legal costs.
On June 10, the day after the Secretary of State approved our submission of petitions for ballot access, the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) filed a restraining order to prevent certification of our statewide candidates nominated at our convention on Saturday, June 12.
Free and Equal Elections is proud to stand next to the Green Party of Texas today to release this joint statement concerning Texas media reports involving Boyd Ritchie’s anti-democratic attack on the Green Party’s recent petition drive in Texas.
The statement from Free and Equal Founder and Chair Christina Tobin follows: