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It's Time To Start Putting Texans First

by: dalehenry2008

Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 11:35 PM CST

(We've been promoting candidate posts this week. Dale Henry is running for Railroad Commissioner. - promoted by Karl-Thomas Musselman)

For too long, the Texas Railroad Commission has put big oil and gas companies' interests ahead of those of the people of Texas. That must change.

It's time to start putting Texans first.  That's why I'm running for Texas Railroad Commission. On Tuesday morning, I held a press conference at Texas Democratic Party Headquarters to announce my candidacy for the Railroad Commission. 

Safety and environmental protection will be my top prorities as your next Railroad Commissioner. The Texas Railroad Commission has abdicated its responsibility as a regulatory body dedicated to protecting the interest of Texans like you and me. From dangerous underground gas couplings which have resulted in explosions and deaths in North Texas to salt water injection wells that are polluting our underground water supply, the Railroad Commission has shown a complete and utter disregard for the well-being of the people of Texas.

dalehenry2008 :: It's Time To Start Putting Texans First

Our state's three Railroad Commissioners have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from big energy's political action committees and executives and, in return, turned their heads as those companies have polluted our natural resources and ignored important safety issues.

This must stop.

That's why I'm proposing Texans First Campaign Finance Reform for the Railroad Commission. In order to return the real control of the Railroad Commission back to the people of Texas, real campaign finance reform is necessary. As your Railroad Commissioner, I'll call upon the Texas Legislature to pass laws prohibiting the state's three railroad commissioners from taking money from the energy interests and industries the commission regulates.

But I can't do these things without your help. Right now, the Democratic Primary race for Texas Railroad Commissioner is a three-way race, and winning our party's nomination so I can take on Michael Williams in the general election won't be an easy task. I hope you will consider making a contribution to my campaign today through Act Blue.  

With more than four decades of experience in the oil field service industry, and my work as a city manager, county commissioner, and member of the Lower Colorado Regional Water Planning Group, I am the only candidate in this race with the experience necessary to reform the Railroad Commission and protect our environment.

If you would like to learn more about my campaign, please visit my website, and sign up to receive my regular email updates.  

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Dale Henry is exactly the man we need (0.00 / 0)
for RRC Commissioner. He has vast experience in the oil and gas business so he knows what the problems are and he knows how to fix those problems.

He has spent several years now helping Texans with oil and gas related issues like water that was polluted because of oil and gas activity. He helped Jim Popp in Wise County who recently got an injection well in Wise County stopped with a court decision.  

Both Henry and Hall were at the Irving Democratic Club Christmas Party... (0.00 / 0)
and they each made a wonderful impression on our guests.  I look forward to the spring primary camapaign as we hear ech describe his vision for moving Texas forward.

Michael McPhail
President, Irving Democratic Club


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