HB 3557 would enhance penalties for civil disobedience at pipelines and other so-called "critical infrastructure" sites in Texas. The bill is being promoted by gas and oil companies and the intent is to silence activism against the fossil fuel industry and other polluters.
Different versions have passed the House and Senate, so a conference committee is hammering out the differences. Our goal is to ensure that an amendment added in the Senate that eliminated felonies for peaceful non-violent actions is preserved.
We need you to speak out now and urge your legislators to support the Senate language in HB 3557 that removed the felony penalties for non-violent peaceful actions at critical infrastructure facilities.
Don’t let the Texas Legislature silence you!
You might not live in Texas?