Energy and the Environment

Texas has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources that power homes and fuel cars not only across the U.S., but across the world, too. However, regulators continue to wage an unprecedented war against Texas job creators by targeting our state with job-killing rules that are seemingly endless.

Burdensome, one-size-fits-all regulations from Washington threaten to hamstring Texas job creators and could lead to increased energy prices for consumers across the state. Senator Cornyn has been leading the fight in Congress against the EPA’s unilateral inclusion of Texas in a massive air quality program without allowing for adequate time for review or input from the state. And when the Fish and Wildlife Service threatened the West Texas economic boom by listing the tiny sand dune lizard as endangered, Senator Cornyn partnered with local and state officials to block the listing, potentially saving thousands of jobs. Senator Cornyn is also a leading supporter of the Keystone pipeline, which would carry crude to Texas’s Gulf Coast refineries and create tens of thousands of jobs in our state in the process.

Whether it’s the Fish and Wildlife Service, the EPA, or the West Wing, Senator Cornyn continues to stand up for Texas and fight back against the kind of regulatory overreach that kills jobs and hampers economic growth.
 

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Demanding Transparency of Endangered Species Listings

SJC Profile.1In Texas, we’ve seen firsthand what happens when the Administration overreaches and lists species as endangered or threatened without giving due consideration to the facts and input from those on the ground. Imprudent and unnecessary listings are a drain on local economies and an impediment to growth and job creation.

With more than 700 species under review for listing, this bill would boost transparency and ensure Texans and citizens across the country have full access to same data these agencies use to determine their listings.

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Cornyn Files Amendment to Help Address Texas Water Shortage, Engage Mexico

Wilson County News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization to address Mexico’s failure to take action to uphold its water obligations to the U.S. under the 1944 Treaty (Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande Treaty), contributing to Texas’ growing water shortage:

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Cornyn: The Keystone Pipeline should be approved immediately

SA to DC Blog

US Senator John Cornyn described Washington as a lot like Disney; “It is a fun place to visit, but it isn’t reality.”

The Senator noted that the sequester took many by surprise because most didn’t it expect to happen. He said it hit disproportionately in San Antonio because it is Military City USA. “The military will suffer about a trillion dollar in cuts,” he said. “This may be the only part of the federal government that this administration is willing to cut.”

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