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Be like Bill

On the matter of where the Mayoral candidates stand on environmental issues, I don’t mind that they’re basically indistinguishable. As long as they follow the good example that has been set for them, it’s fine by me.

To improve air quality, City Controller Annise Parker, Councilman Peter Brown and former city attorney Gene Locke said they would build on White’s successes.

But in interviews, none of three offered any new ideas about how to tackle the decades-long problem of air pollution, and there were few differences among them.

“Right now, there is no way to tell them apart,” said Matthew Tejada, executive director of the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention. “For the environmental community, it’s about putting your faith behind the one who might make it a priority.”

The next mayor, Tejada said, should be like White.

“The mayor of Houston doesn’t have a lot of tools in the toolbox, and White has used most of them,” he said. “The best thing they can do is what he has done … keeping a spotlight on the issue.”

Be like Bill. Simple, to the point, and the best you can do on this.

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