Texas Railroad Commissioner, David Porter pleads with the Attorney General to engage the war on fossil fuel.
In a recent letter to Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, Commissioner Porter used inflammatory language to urge Paxton to take action against the forces that want to weaken the energy industry. Using terms such as ‘radical environmentalist ideology’, ‘witch hunt’, ‘dangerous radicalism’ and ‘religious zealotry’, the Commissioner worked to convince Paxton that they needed to act in order to protect:
- The state’s natural resources
- The economic vitality of the energy industry
- Hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs
- America’s energy independence
In the letter, Commissioner Porter accused presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, of prompting New York’s Attorney General to aggressively go after ExxonMobil last month. He cited this as one example in a trend to engage in a sort of climate change witch hunt and an effort to limit free thought and speech.