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Reengage in Paris Climate Accords

The window to address climate change is getting smaller and smaller. This is something that America must address now, and our first step is reengaging in the Paris Climate Accords. We have to end our dependence on fossil fuels and utilize renewable energy. As a nation, we are not investing nearly enough in clean energy solutions. We have the technology to invigorate the solar and wind industries, which would create thousands of jobs across the country and aid our environment.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website RoyceWest.com , Dec 19, 2019

Allow local regulation of oil and gas operations

Texas regulators are one step closer to preempting nearly all local oil and gas regulation in the state. The controversial bill gives the Texas Railroad Commission authority to preempt city laws when it comes to subsurface oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracking. It was filed in reaction to the Denton frack ban, approved by voters in that city. If adopted, the bill would ban any ordinance that prohibits an oil and gas operation.

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 26-5 on May/4/15; Sen. West voted NO; passed House 125-20-1 on Apr/20/15; signed by Governor Greg Abbott May/18/15. A YES vote supports fracking despite local opposition; a NO vote allows municipal regulations on fracking.

Source: Dallas Business Journal:Texas legislative voting record HB40 , May 4, 2015

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