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Sierra Club Endorses Democrat in Railroad Commission Race

A Texas environmental group is backing Democrat Steve Brown's bid for railroad commissioner.

Steve Brown, a Democratic candidate for the Railroad Commission of Texas.

A Texas environmental group is backing Democrat Steve Brown in his bid for railroad commissioner. 

Through its political action committee, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club on Monday endorsed Brown, who has been outspoken on environmental issues during his race for an open seat on the three-member commission.

“Steve’s proactive plan to adopt meaningful water conservation policies, such as phasing out the use of freshwater for fracking and reduction of wastewater injection well permits, is a step in the right direction for an agency that has fallen far short of the mark when it comes to protecting the public’s interests,” David Griggs, political chairman of the Lone Star Chapter, said in a statement.

Brown is running against Ryan Sitton, a mechanical engineer who easily won the Republican runoff, and Libertarian Mark Miller, a petroleum engineer. 

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