Best Advocate For Breathing

Robin Schneider, Texas Campaign for the Environment

When the TNRCC claimed it couldn't record pollution complaints on the Web, Schneider, TCE, and its research arm, Public Research Works did it themselves - as one more way of goading the regulatory agency into doing its job. Schneider was a central member of this year's environmentalist caucus that kept the pressure on the Lege to finally do something about grandfathered industrial polluters - and succeeded, with one of the big people's victories of the session. She met Lege skepticism with knowledge in the committee room and in the lobby, and stayed late into the night to counter the polluters' arguments with more knowledgeable arguments of her own. "They've had 30 years to 'volunteer' to do the right thing," testified Schneider. "It's long past time to require them to get the job done." She was right - and won.

Robin Schneider
Texas Campaign for the Environment
611 S. Congress #200

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