Deepwater Horizon

Today when a Texas House panel hosted a hearing to get an update on money from BP after the Deep Water Horizon explosion , lawmakers learned about money BP gave to the Governor’s office, without looping the Legislature in. Gov. Rick Perry’s office allocated $1 million to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last year for work related to carrying out the RESTORE Act in Texas, including a Gulf Coast restoration council . State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer , D-San Antonio, asked TCEQ...