ANOTHER VIEW: Texas takes an interest in private business decisions | Opinion


The only thing worse than the politics driving corporate investment is that the Texas government is threatening to blacklist legal and private business decisions.

Last year, Texas lawmakers passed and Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a measure that threatens companies they see as ‘boycotting’ the fossil fuel industry with the loss of state contracts and investments. Texas pension funds. In recent days, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has questioned JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, Wells Fargo and several other financial firms about their investment strategies for oil, natural gas and coal.

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This editorial first appeared in the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News.

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