Obama continues to mess with Texas

The Texas Tribune reports:

“West Texas lawmakers are worried that a federal proposal to protect the dunes sagebrush lizard could halt the production of millions of barrels of oil and gas. The Texas House this morning approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rescind its proposal to bring the lizard under the Endangered Species Act.  “It is a multi-billion-dollar issue for the economy of this state,” Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, who wrote the resolution…

“…UT officials say adding the lizard to the endangered species list could halt work on about 1,000 oil and gas wells. And that, they say, would take about seven million barrels of oil per year out of production. “Listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species would inflict severe economic damage, harm property owners, and undermine higher education in the Lone Star State,” Chisum’s resolution states.”

Just more reason to back Sen. Rand Paul’s REINS Act (S.299) which requires any proposed federal regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million to be approved by Congress in stand-alone votes and signed by the president before it can be enacted, instead of some political activists with federal employee badges writing and rubber-stamping radical laws.

Read the full story here at The Texas Tribune.