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Friday, July 04, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott blocked the state's release of companies' dangerous chemical inventory lists to the public, claiming this information can be made public simply by asking each individual business. "You, as a community member of this state, can go to any chemical facility in the entire state of Texas and say, 'Identify for me all chemical you have on your facility,'" said Abbott, a Republican now running for governor. "And you are entitled to get that information." Dallas TV station WFAA tested this premise on two companies that have hazardous materials. Both refused. "We have to call and report to Homeland Security that you are doing something like this," one told the station.

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by Rogers Cadenhead, Cub Reporter, lol.

WFAA... I assume you are back home for the holiday. Happy 4th to you and your family.

Wendy Davis needs to be sure to tell Texans about Abbott's vast regard for the rights of the industry over the citizens.

Corporations aren't citizens yet, are they? OK, maybe in Texas.

But Abbott may be too busy lying about Davis on billboards in Texas to notice:

"Democrats gathering in Dallas for their state convention were welcomed by a billboard featuring a photo of their gubernatorial nominee, Wendy Davis, and this message: "Wanted: Wendy Davis' legal work is currently under FBI investigation."

It's one of several billboards rented by the campaign of her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, according to a June 26, 2014, Abbott press release. A photo of the billboard also appeared in an Abbott campaign tweet.

"Davis is "wanted" by the FBI?"

www.politifact.com

Of course, it's a lie, Abbott having no proof whatsoever it is true and has statements form authorities that it isn't.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-04 03:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Koch brothers gave Greg some money and he promptly issued this ruling. He's always been for sale, like most Texas Rs.

The funniest part was him telling citizens all they had to do to find out if their home or school was in danger of getting blown up was to go door-to-door asking what companies had stored on their property. Isn't it the job of government to keep your home from getting blown to bits?

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-07-04 04:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

"You, as a community member of this state, can go to any chemical facility in the entire state of Texas and say, 'Identify for me all chemical you have on your facility."

Exactly. Those victims in West, Texas should have asked that fertilizer company what chemicals they were storing. Then it wouldn't have exploded.

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-07-04 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Abbott silent about Koch event published December 16th 2013

.. Abbott repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency to stop regulation of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. He has joined other Republicans fighting the health care law.

And he has lamented delays in the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. A Koch subsidiary has intervened in the project, which opponents describe as a pollution risk.

The invitation-only gathering in August offered wealthy donors a chance to meet and mingle with GOP elected officials and leaders of conservative groups linked to the Kochs.

Amid tight security, traffic was blocked on the road into the secluded luxury site near Albuquerque at the base of the Sandia Mountains.

The Kochs typically have imposed secrecy around their events. Abbott declined to talk about it. His spokesman did not return a call or answer emails seeking comment. A Koch Industries spokeswoman did not respond.

In his latest campaign report, Abbott listed $7,500 from Koch Industries for the use of an airplane in early August, the week of the gathering.

A few days after the event, Abbott held a news conference in Austin. He pledged to "never stop fighting" against the Affordable Care Act. Joining him were members of Americans for Prosperity, a group the Kochs helped create.

The Kochs operate oil refineries, control pipelines and own chemical and manufacturing interests.

They've been instrumental in creating foundations, think tanks and political groups. That network has spent millions opposing politicians and issues that run counter to the Koch agenda.

Abbott has received more than $50,000 from the Koch political committee and more than $400,000 from the Republican State Leadership Committee. Its major contributors include Koch Industries.
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#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-04 05:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

I remember arguing that Abbots process of "disclosure" was a legal ruse just a month ago. My, how lawyers are predictable.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-04 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

WOW I am SO glad I read all this. I had NO IDEA that politicians took money from people....SURE AM GLAD that our president is CLEAN in all this and tells us EVERY THING about what ever we want to know..

and one more thing...WFAA

cowboys suck !!

happy 4th....

#6 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-04 09:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

cowboys suck !!
#6 | Posted by afkabl2

On that I would have to agree with you.

#7 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-07-04 09:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

cowboys suck !!

happy 4th....

#6 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-04 09:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I sincerely believe Jerry Jones is what is wrong with the Cowboys.

#8 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-04 09:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Jerry Jones is absolutely what's wrong with the Cowboys. Until he publicly acknowledges that Jimmy Johnson was the architect of those three Super Bowl championships and puts Johnson in the Cowboys Ring Of Honor, Jones will never be able to overcome his hubris that's destroying the team's on-field performance. They'll be lucky to win seven games this year. Jones is the rich man's Al Davis.

#9 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-07-05 02:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

**** Where would the Criminal CorpoRats be without willing WHORES like Greg Abbott!

#10 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-05 05:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

Headline is a damn lie. The information is available and that has NOT changed.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-07-05 10:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Koch brothers gave Greg some money and he promptly issued this ruling. He's always been for sale, like most Texas Rs.

Whoda thunk it? Did they also give money to the 117 (out of 140) house members and 31 (out of 31) senators that voted in favor of House Bill 9 that added the confidentiality provision in June 2003, about six months after AG Abbott was elected?

How about in July 2013 when the AG's office gave an almost identical ruling to the Texas A&M University System? Or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in August 2013? How about the Texas Department of Insurance in November 2013? Or did they just give money for the May 2014 ruling to the Texas Department of State Health Services?

I'm confused, can you help me out?

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-05 01:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

He's always been for sale, like most Texas Rs.

Yeah, we may be easy, but we're not cheap.

Aflac the Republican

#13 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-05 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

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