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Taxpayers Finance Anti-Pipeline Activists

An obscure program nestled deep in the bowels of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is funneling taxpayer money to environmental activists who oppose natural gas pipelines, according to an investigative report issued by InsideSources. In 2009, Congress created the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program in DOT’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to provide funding to nonprofits and local governments to act to “improve damage prevention, develop new...

Texas AG Fights for Private Property Owners against Federal Land Claims

A U.S. District court in Texas recently approved the State of Texas as an intervening party to a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) claim to own more than 90,000 acres on the Red River along Texas-Oklahoma border, land historically considered private property.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is intervening in support of several private landowners who claim the BLM is attempting to seize property they own. The original suit was filed in federal court by the...

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