I am among many citizens who work to protect public health and safety as
well as the financial health of Texas. Waste Control Specialists (WCS) seeks
to build radioactive waste dumps that pose significant risks to the region,
including risks of groundwater contamination. WCS uses threats and legal
avenues to attempt to silence their critics, but their efforts to silence
those concerned about the safety of Texans today and for generations to come will not work.
They use personal attacks such as calling me "extremist," but since when is being concerned about health and safety extreme. Isn't burying radioactive waste at a site that the Texas environmental agency staff found so geologically inadequate that they recommended denying the license
WCS is either lying or simply mistaken in their August 12, 2010 press
The Texas Ethics Commission summarily dismissed the complaint against me
personally because WCS had no evidence to support their allegations. I am
the Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development
(SEED) Coalition and our organization paid a minimal fine to settle the
complaint. The settlement made sense because it was less expensive than
pursuing further legal and admits no wrong-doing.
WCS has their facts wrong. I formerly served as the treasurer, not the
president of No Bonds for Billionaires PAC, which has since been dissolved.
I signed the settlement agreement as a respondent, not the president or
Tom Jones, WCS Vice President for community relations, says in the WCS press release that the ethics commission found 17 violations of election law.
Perhaps he is referring to Section IV, Findings and Conclusions of Law,
which are not violations.
The order reads as follows: "The respondent neither admits nor denies the
facts described under Section IV, and consents to the entry of this order
and agreed resolution solely for the purpose of resolving this sworn
I freely admit that I live in Austin, Texas. I don't think that precluded me
caring for the health and safety and financial well being of Texans. Last I
recall, WCS billionaire owner Harold Simmons lives in Dallas. Is he suspect
for being an outsider in Andrews County?
Lastly, Tom Jones states my goal in the WCS press release. I have never
spoken to him regarding my goals. I didn't know it was possible to "shut
down nuclear power in this country by delaying the Andrews County project." Perhaps he can explain.