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Supplying the Gas

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 22, 2022

Dear Editor,
    I’m all for bashing evil, money-grubbing, greenhouse gas-spewing fossil fuel companies. However, I do think such attacks should have an element of logic. Rep. Gina Hinojosa (Feb. 18, p. 12) ["The Texas Grid: A Tale of Profits Over People"] criticizes Energy Transfer for having made money during Winter Storm Uri. If the company got paid, they must have been supplying gas during the storm. They didn’t set the price. The guilty parties are those who failed to supply gas during the storm because they skimped on weatherization, thinking that was the way to maximize their profits.
Philip Russell

What About the Wildlife

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 21, 2022

Dear Editor,
    We all know what came of the woolly mammoth and the dodo bird. And it’s our job to make sure that other beloved species don’t suffer the same fate. That’s why we need Congress to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and proactively conserve our fish and wildlife species, before they’re on the brink of extinction.
    The bill would provide $1.4 billion to state and tribal governments across the country, including $55,954,350 for Texas. That means that states will be able to implement plans to protect species like the Whooping crane, the Barton Springs salamander, and the ocelot from threats like climate change, invasive species, and dwindling environments.
    At a time when one third of the fish and wildlife species in the country are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered, this bill is a commonsense solution to an impending problem. Austin Chronicle, support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and do what you can to get it passed.
Thank you,
Reagan Richard
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