Our Legislature Fails (Again) The Texas Railroad Commission … couldn’t they at least get the name fixed?

The Texas Railroad Commission is perhaps the most important, and yet least transparent, agency in Texas government. Its dishonest and misleading name has nothing to do with its actual duties (which is to regulate the state’s ever so important oil and gas industry). And even though at least one Commissioner seat is on the ballot every two years, fewer than 5% of Texas voters are aware of its duties.

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Success! Now help us spread it!

We’re starting to hit pay dirt! Read this and, if you haven’t yet, please join the League, get a yard sign and get active y’all! Starting tomorrow morning, we will have bi-weekly Saturday morning conference calls at 9 am. These are planning and strategy discussions for building the independent movement, and our call for local control, across Texas. Want to join us for the call tomorrow? Call us at 512-213-4511 or email us at info@IndependentLeagueTX.org. Our first Regional Round Up was[…]

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Breaking! Holland Case Has an OPEN Hearing tomorrow – come to Beaumont!

Breaking News! Landowner, David Holland’s history making case (aka “Denbury Green”) is having an OPEN hearing tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Beaumont at the 172nd Civil District Court, 1001 Pearl Street map here. Remember that a question arising in this case went to the Texas Supreme Court. The Supremes ruled that you cannot give someone the power of eminent domain simply allowing them to check a box on a form. (This “common carrier” check box is on the T4 form[…]

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Attorney General Hasn’t Yet Heard You Texas!

If you have already signed our letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott, THANK YOU! If you haven’t yet signed it, please do here: Online Letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott The Attorney General has received something on the order of 1,000 letters.  We need your help to multiply this to 10,000 asap! Here’s how you can help: Keep asking more people to sign by emailing them or posting on Facebook this link: https://independentleaguetx.org/?p=19 OR you can print it out here.[…]

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Ask Attorney General Greg Abbott to Step In for East Texans’ land and water!!

Remember this CBS national news story on November 12th about Keystone XL’s faulty construction? We just learned that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees the Keystone XL, has not adequately reinspected since this report. It’s now time to turn to the Attorney General Greg Abbott. Please read this. Then send the letter linked below in this message — and please do it right away. The Attorney General has broad powers. If you live in Texas, sign[…]

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Release: Attorney General Urged to Use “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Aubse

Attorney General Gregg Abbott Urged to Use of “Broad Powers” to Protect Public Safety and end Eminent Domain Abuse Texans, especially across East Texas, are being contacted to reach Attorney General Greg Abbott before the startup of the Keystone XL pipeline on January 22. They are urging his involvement in protecting NE Texans’ property rights and waterways, and prodding the federal pipeline agency – the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – on conducting due diligence in inspecting the[…]

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Texas Supremes Order TransCanada Respond to Julia Trigg Crawford

  Even the bovines and equines get it. No Eminent Domain for Private Gain! Friends: This media release just went out to over 1,000 media outlets throughout Texas about Julia Trigg Crawford’s important appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.  Please share this as you wish by sharing this from our web blog or just copy it and paste it into an email. We will be back in touch real soon with our plans for the new year! For Immediate Release:[…]

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Hearings Report! Don’t be sad, get mad…after the holidays. But reply now!

Thanks to the many hundreds of people who came out to 9 East Texas hearings in Roans Prairie, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Cleveland, Big Sandy, Fairfield, Bryan, Tyler and ending in Beaumont, Texas! (l to r) Bryan Hearing Speakers: Kathleen Hubbard, Brazos River Bottom Alliance, Linda Curtis (League), Tom “Smitty” Smith, Public Citizen, Mike Hathorn, Cherokee County Landowner; Roans Prairie Hearing audience. (l to r) Beaumont Hearing Speakers: Dewayne Layfield, eminent domain attorney, Isom Ramsey; Beaumont resident, Linda Curtis, Jim Williams, retired[…]

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