For Immediate Release: Friday, October 28, 2022
Contact: Luke Metzger, Executive Director, [email protected], 512-743-8257
Environment Texas endorses re-election of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
AUSTIN, Texas – Environment Texas announced Friday it is endorsing the re-election of Lina Hidalgo to another term as Harris County Judge.
Judge Hidalgo has a strong record as an environmental leader for Harris County. Among her many accomplishments, she has:
- Increased funding to prevent pollution law violations. That includes hiring four dedicated environmental prosecutors to hold large industrial firms accountable in criminal court and increasing the size of the pollution control department by more than 50%.
- Created a county office of resilience and sustainability.
- Set into motion projects that should lead to great sustainability with the city’s vehicle fleet, infrastructure projects and LED lighting.
- Helped move the county to be powered by 100% renewable energy
“With rampant air pollution and a susceptibility to natural disasters because of its coastal location, Harris County needs someone willing to both implement and enforce strong environmental policies. Judge Hidalgo proved in her first term that she is that ‘green’ champion,” said Environment Texas Executive Director Luke Metzger. “If — hopefully, when — Harris County voters re-elect Judge Hidalgo, she’ll be able to build on her achievements that are improving the health and quality of life for the nearly 5 million residents of Harris County.”
|Pol. adv. paid for by Environment Texas, a project of Environment America.|