Texans for Lots of Radiation bring attention to nuclear-waste kingpin's donations to Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Texans for Lots of Radiation (TLR too) brought attention to the record donations raised by Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) PAC ($6.9 million in the 2010 election cycle) with help from its No. 1 donor: nuclear-waste kingpin Harold Simmons. To reduce the cost of negligently harming other people, the PAC took 12 cents of every dollar it raised from Simmons. Not coincidentally, this billionaire is imposing unprecedented liabilities on Texans by importing staggering volumes of toxic and radioactive waste into West Texas.
TLR too is an ad hoc coalition of concerned organizations that include Texans for Public Justice, Public Citizen and the Sustainable Energy and Econimic Development (SEED) Coaliton.
Lobby Watch also finds that many of TLR’s biggest new donors are righteously litigious dudes. Click here to read the Lobby Watch report on this PAC’s contributions and its biggest contributor. You can also check out the TLR too website for more information.
- Harold Simmons: the political contributor who keeps on giving (texasvox.org)
- “36 states will send their radioactive waste to Texas” and related posts (brainsandeggs.blogspot.com)