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Climate Change in Texas

Texas Democrats in Congress balance climate concerns and fossil fuel constituencies as they consider landmark bill

The handful of Texas Democrats who have a penchant for defending the state’s oil and gas industry includes members of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and representatives from some of the top oil producing, refining and transporting regions of the state.

Clockwise from top left: U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey, Vicente Gonzalez, Henry Cuellar and Lizzie Fletcher.

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