For nearly 10 months in the once-mighty union bastion of southeast Texas, ExxonMobil locked out hundreds of refinery workers in an effort to force an embattled 80-year-old Steelworkers union local to give in—or get out.
TCEQ has agreed to install an air monitor in a majority African-American neighborhood near the Beaumont Exxon refinery, but advocates say it’s too little, too late.
Smith is seeking re-election in a non-competitive district and the majority of voters surveyed still support his candidacy.
In a letter to Smith, legal scholars called his subpoenas over the Exxon climate change investigations “misguided” and “unenforceable.”
Republican attorneys general stood up for Big Tobacco and lead paint manufacturers; now, Ken Paxton's sticking up for an oil and gas giant.