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Texas PSR has adopted the following Position Statements:

Summary: As hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and its associated proccesses may be a potential threat to public health, Texas PSR calls on federal, state, and local officials to create strong standards to monitor and manage the entire life cycle of the drilling, extraction, maintenance, and disposal of all fracking-related operations.

  • Alternative Energy
As Texas is rich in solar and wind energy potential, Texas PSR supports and promotes the expansion of the renewable energy industry including maintaining and expanding tax credits and infrastructure. Texas PSR promotes energy conservation as a way to reduce Texas’ dependence on fossil fuels and supports expanding citizen’s options and incentives to choose clean and renewable energy sources.
  • Gun Violence

Austin PSR promotes stronger public health and safety laws pertaining to firearms, including:

  1. Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  2. Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases (including gun shows)
  3. Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition
  4. Advocate for efforts to maintain and strengthen gun laws at the state level.