Texas chooses the fossil fuel CEO behind Dakota Access to guard its parks and wildlife
Texas chooses the fossil fuel CEO behind Dakota Access to guard its parks and wildlife.
Dallas billionaire and longtime pipeline exec Kelcy Warren was appointed by Gov.
Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, has had a long career in the fossil fuel business.
While the months-long fight over his company’s controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and slump in oil prices contributed to what Warren called the “toughest year of my career,” things seem to be looking up for the Dallas billionaire.
Donald Trump is now president and Warren’s nomination to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on its way to approval.
Greg Abbott (R) to help steward the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — the stated mission of which is to “manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas” and ensure present and future generations have access to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Protesters were met with a militarized police force reportedly armed with water cannons, pepper spray, and rubber bullets.
Louisiana residents are fighting ETP’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline, the tail end of Dakota Access, which would carry 480,000 barrels of oil per day through multiple watersheds and long stretches of fragile wetlands.
For months, protesters gathered in Texas to fight the construction of the Trans-Pecos pipeline, which was recently completed and will carry fracked gas to Mexico.
The full Texas Senate will vote on Warren’s appointment to the Parks and Wildlife Commission later this year.