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Efforts to block offshore drilling ultimately harm climate change fight

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This week, the House of Representatives will consider two bills that would significantly curtail domestic offshore oil and gas exploration. H.R. 1941, “the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act,” and H.R. 205, “the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019” reflect a lack of understanding about where our energy comes from and how we solve the climate crisis. In the early 2000s,... Read more »

To fix global warming, the world needs Houston

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Houston has always been a place of big ideas. Perhaps more important, it is a place where those big ideas become realities. We need that now. In Washington, policymakers and lawmakers are talking about big ideas—ideas that address the tremendous opportunities and challenges we face across the country and around the world. And there is no conversation more important than the one about our energy fu... Read more »

Houston Chronicle: Rep. Lizzie Fletcher confronts Green New Deal, border security, Mueller at first town hall

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U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Houston, continued to chart a moderate course on the Democratic Party’s top issues Saturday at her first town hall as a member of Congress, staying firm in her position that the Affordable Care Act should be built upon, not scrapped, and that the Green New Deal should not be “the only part of the conversation.” The wide-ranging town hall at Frostwood Elementary School ... Read more »

Houston Chronicle: Houston Democrat Lizzie Fletcher: Life in the center of the political crossfire

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WASHINGTON - At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats last week, liberal firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that colleagues who backed a GOP amendment on new gun background check legislation could find themselves on a “list” facing primary election challenges in 2020. Freshman Houston Democrat Lizzie Fletcher did not join the 26 Democratic defectors on the Republican amendment, which man... Read more »