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THE DIRTY TRUTH documents more than the true environmental record of George W. Bush. It reveals a shadowy style of government that caters to big business special interests. As Governor, he championed the agenda of the states biggest and the worst corporate polluters.In return, they made massive campaign contributions to build his political career and jump-start his bid for the presidency. -- Jim Hightower, nationally syndicated radio commentator and author of, If The Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates. Jim Hightower is the former Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner.

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THE DIRTY TRUTH unmasks a politician who fails to walk his talk of "local control," "partnership," and "personal responsibility. It tells how George W Bush:

--lobbied for a national radioactive waste dump in Texas–a dump that Texas citizens didn't want. While he told the public that the dump was mostly for x-rays and other hospital waste, he solicited nuclear power plant waste from other states.

--asked Texas' worst industrial polluters, who were also his major campaign contributors, to design air state pollution policies. They did so in secrete meetings–sometimes attended by the Bush's staff and political appointee.

--signed a new law that stripped municipalities of "local control" over land use and environmental protections. It gave control to a commission–not elected by the people–but appointed by Bush. The law was declared unconstitutional by the Texas Supreme Court.

--allowed the state parks system to languish in a state of decay and disrepair with a maintenance backlog of tens of millions of dollars and no plan for adequate long term funding.

--approved an unconstitutional policy used selectively against certain protests on the public sidewalk at the Governor's mansion. On the same sidewalk where confederate flag supporters were allowed to demonstrate, Bush's environmental critics were arrested and jailed. Bush publicly supported the arrests and refused to give testimony under oath in the free speech lawsuit that followed.

THE DIRTY TRUTH "As a former environmental law enforcement officer, I commend Rick Abraham for laying out the facts of the Texas State government's failure to protect its citizens from industrial pollution, air toxins and hazardous wastes. Most importantly he and others explain the connections of key government environmental policy decisions and the flow of money to the Governor of Texas from powerful polluters. It is not a pretty picture… In protecting the environment, we have won most of the battles in the courts–but have lost most of the battles in the state agencies that are run by political appointees. Sadly, there is almost always a trail of money and improper influence leading to bad environmental decisions and policy. When the Bush appointees took over the agency in 1995, there was a sea of change…By increasingly adopting toothless regulations, weaseling on regulatory interpretations and cutting slack with permits and exceptions, the [Texas environmental agency] was making pollution that was awful…lawful." -- From the forward by Terry O’Rourke, former Texas Assistant Attorney General And Senior Assistant Harris County Attorney.

"THE DIRTY TRUTH, succinctly written and thoroughly documented, sets out the further and emphatic environmental deterioration in Texas under George W. Bush. Financial contributions and secrecy are reoccurring themes. Read the facts that have been obfuscated by campaign platitudes." -- Sissy Farenthold, former Texas legislator who was instrumental in passage of the Texas Clean Air Act.

THE DIRTY TRUTH "The working people in the industries that are responsible for much of the nation's pollution care about the environment because they care about the health of the communities where they live and work. They are often the first exposed and the most exposed to environmental hazards. They also care because their jobs depend on a healthy and sustainable environment. This book makes it clear that George W. Bush is not our friend." -- Boyd Young, President of the 330,000 member Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical, and Energy Workers International Union.

About the Author

Since 1988 Rick Abraham has served as Director of Texans United Education Fund, a non-profit and non-partisan environmental organization started with the help of country western singer and songwriter Willie Nelson and his daughter Lana Nelson. Before working for Texans United, Rick served as the Hazardous Waste Project Director for the Texas Center for Policy Studies and the Southern Regional Organizer for the National Toxics Campaign.

Over the last fifteen years he has worked throughout Texas and other states, providing organizing and technical assistance to communities with pollution problems. This work carried him to the homes of pollution victims, the state legislature and the halls of the U.S. Congress where he has testified on important environmental issues. His efforts on behalf of the environment have also carried him into federal and state courts to confront powerful corporate pollution violators like Exxon and Crown Central Petroleum. When companies have wanted to be cleaner and accountable to the public, he has negotiated precedent-setting "good neighbor" agreements between companies and communities.

Rick Abraham's work represents a non-partisan approach to addressing the nation’s environmental problems that has involved educating, and when necessary, challenging public officials of all political parties.

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