From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

March 9, 2012
Contact: Gina Dowdy, (806) 374-8994

Senator Seliger Appointed to Lead Key Subcommittee on the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

AUSTIN—Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, has appointed Senator Seliger to lead a key subcommittee charged with monitoring the inclusion of the dunes sagebrush lizard on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list and the negative implications of such actions on the oil and gas industry, and in turn, the Texas economy.

"This subcommittee will play an important role in both informing the public and affecting a process that has very far reaching implications on the oil and gas industry. I am honored to serve as its chair, and hope that the subcommittee can bring to light not only the irresponsible nature of listing the dunes sagebrush lizard, but also the unintended consequences of such rash federal decisions," said Seliger.

Chairman Fraser also called on Senator Seliger to contribute to the Committee's efforts to develop sound and responsible groundwater management policies by serving on the subcommittee charged with making related recommendations to the 83rd Legislature.