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Progressive candidate Jessica Cisneros News
'Huge': Bernie Sanders Endorses Progressive Primary Challenger Jessica Cisneros
"We're proud that presidential candidates are taking a close look at South Texas as we fight to turn Texas blue in November—and that they know we're the only candidate in this race who will champion Democratic values in Washington."
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Progressive primary challenger to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) Jessica Cisneros speaks to supporters. News
'Debate Her': As Progressive Democratic Challenger Jessica Cisneros Racks Up Endorsements, Incumbent Henry Cuellar Pretends She Doesn't Exist
"Our people are waiting, Rep. Cuellar. Debate me."
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A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas to protest Governor Greg Abbott's decision not to allow Syrian refugees into the state. News
Cheers as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Allowing Localities to Refuse New Refugees
"This is an important first step, but this fight is far from over."
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A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas News
'Utterly Shameful': Progressives Slam Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Decision to Refuse New Refugees
The move, which critics called "deeply disappointing" but "not surprising," was enabled by an executive order from the president.
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Jessica Cisneros, who is running in the 2020 primary to replace Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas.), accused the incumbent of being too close to President Donald Trump. News
Progressive Challenger Jessica Cisneros Denounces Democratic Incumbent Henry Cuellar for Backing Trump's Assassination of Iran General
"It's not that surprising if you look closely: Rep. Cuellar is bought and paid for by the military industrial complex."
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In the first two decades after its release, methane traps over 85 times more heat in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2). (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Views
The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation
The proposed rollback of existing methane standards would allow oil and gas wells to release both methane and VOCs with virtually no control.
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Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas. News
'David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
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Border Patrol agents detain a 14-year-old boy News
Critics Decry 'Publicity Stunt With Genuine Consequences' as Trump Deploys 'Surge' of Park Rangers to Patrol Southern Border
"Building a despicable wall through our spectacular borderlands isn't enough for Trump."
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An explosion occurred at roughly 1:00 am Wednesday at a chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas. News
Just One Week After Trump Rolled Back Safety Measures, Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Texas Town
"This facility has a track record of violating the Clean Air Act."
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Search and rescue workers combed through what remained of a 50-unit apartment building News
Environmental Justice Advocates Blast Trump EPA for 'Dangerous' Rollback of Chemical Disaster Rule
"Safety requirements at these facilities should be stepped up, not rolled back. But this is what we've come to expect from the Trump EPA."
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