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The 81st Judicial District Attorney’s office, which includes Frio, La Salle, Atascosa, Karnes and Wilson Counties, is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position. The selected candidate will work directly under the Border Prosecution Unit Initiative dedicated to Human Trafficking/Human Smuggling. Responsibilities of the position include working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, felony intake, preparation of cases for grand jury, negotiating pleas and representation of the State of Texas in pretrial proceedings, as well as in criminal bench trials and jury trials in District Court. All applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law by the State of Texas and have a minimum of fifteen (15) years prosecutorial experience and extensive felony trial experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes will be accepted through close of business, September 3, 2015. EMAIL resumes and cover letters to terireyes@81stda.org or fax to 830-393-2205. DISTRICT ATTORNEY RENE PENA C/O, TERI REYES, Office Manager; 1327 THIRD STREET, FLORESVILLE, TEXAS 78114. Fax 830-393-2205, terireyes@81stda.org.
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Craddick: Texas better equipped than EPA at regulating




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WASHINGTON, D.C. ---- Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, in testimony July 25 before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, said that efforts to impose cumbersome federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing in Texas by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would be detrimental to Texas energy production and job creation.

“Texas has successfully regulated oil and gas production for almost 100 years and knows better than the federal government how to both serve and protect the unique interests of our state,” Craddick said in her testimony in support of HR 2728 (Flores), the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act.

“A one size fits all model does not work, as different rules for different states are most effective in adhering to a wide variety in geography, geology, and environments,” Craddick said.

“Unlike the federal government, Texas energy regulation is based on rules in contrast to permit- or study- driven regulation. Free market principles guided by rules in Texas allow companies to drill, so long as the rules are followed,” Craddick said. “The Railroad Commission has in place a successful and comprehensive regulatory framework taking industry best practices into account to ensure that all oil and gas activities occur while our natural resources -- Texas air, land, and water -- remain safe.

“The Railroad Commission’s rules are amended as industry technology develops and drilling activity increases. In the past year, the Commission has put into place some of the nation’s first frac fluid disclosure rules, revised rules on well integrity, and implemented recycling rules to remove regulatory roadblocks and encourage water recycling within the industry.

“Texas produces almost one-third of total U.S. crude oil today. Last year, there were a total of 427,761 oil and gas jobs in Texas,” Craddick said. “As our nation nears energy independence, it is vital now more so than ever that energy producing states are not over-burdened by federal regulations that stifle production growth. While energy resources are abundant throughout the world, Texas’ supply is significant. Our state’s regulatory policies have enabled Texas to become one of the world’s greatest energy producers, leading the U.S. toward energy independence. Overreaching federal oversight would shut Texas’ energy industry down.”
 

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