The Texas League of Conservation Voters discusses one of the top tier races for 2008, the rematch between State Rep. Allen Vaught and the man he ousted, Bill Keffer:
It appears as though former Representative Keffer is going to once again attempt to impose his anti-environment ideology on Dallas County and the state of Texas. The recent press and blog attention highlighting alarming amounts of radioactive pollution from increased gas drilling over the Barnett Shale (more on this below) gives voters the opportunity to once again remember why, in 2006, they un-elected Bill Keffer, and elected his opponent, Allen Vaught.
In 2006, The Texas League of Conservation Voters strongly backed Allen Vaught in his bid to unseat Bill Keffer, and we intend to do the same in 2008. Texans who care about their health and safety and our natural resources can't afford to have a guy like Bill Keffer back in Austin.
Few House members, in such a short time, have compiled worse environmental records than former Rep. Keffer did from 2003-2005.