Land & Liberty Coalition Launches in Texas
Grassroots, renewable energy effort launches to empower Texas landowners,
protect property rights and promote rural economic growth
The Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) today announced the launch of the Texas chapter of the Land & Liberty Coalition (TX L&LC). The coalition is a grassroots organization created to partner with landowners, community leaders, economic development groups, clean energy businesses and elected officials to promote commonsense policies that advance renewable energy, protect private property rights, and benefit local communities.
“The Land & Liberty Coalition is already successfully supporting rural communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin as they navigate the siting of utility-scale renewable energy projects,” said Jackson Keith, Land & Liberty Coalition national director. “Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation recognized the need for grassroots involvement in clean energy development here in Texas too and we are thrilled to expand our efforts to the Lone Star State.”
Samuel Davis, field representative of the Texas Land & Liberty Coalition, added, “Our goal is to help Texas landowners organize as effective advocates and empower local communities to take on a greater role in their energy future. My first-hand experience has made it abundantly clear there is tremendous support for responsible renewable development in rural Texas.”
With his roots in a West Texas ranching family, Davis is a 7th generation Texan. His relatives emigrated from Germany in 1880 to settle Pecan Spring Ranch, his family’s centennial ranch located in McCulloch and Menard Counties. In 2017, Davis and his family partnered with a wind energy developer to provide ranch acreage in Concho County for part of the Cactus Flats Wind Farm, one of the state’s premier wind energy developments. Investments from these forms of clean, renewable energy have allowed the Davis family to carry their nineteenth-century legacy of ranching into the twenty-first century.
“Large utility-scale renewable development projects are increasingly common in rural Texas, and local residents are experiencing new economic development opportunities, local job growth, and additional tax revenues for schools, roads, and emergency services,” said Matt Welch, state director of CTEI. “We’re excited to launch the Texas Land & Liberty Coalition to help more communities across the state experience those same benefits.”
About Texas Land & Liberty Coalition: The Texas Land & Liberty Coalition is a grassroots organization created to partner with landowners, community leaders, economic development groups, clean energy businesses and elected officials to promote commonsense policies that advance renewable energy, protect property rights and benefit local communities. The coalition’s goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their energy future. For more info, visit www.texaslandandlibertycoalition.org.
About Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation: CTEI is an education and advocacy organization that supports commonsense, free market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. CTEI was established in 2018 as a platform for Texas conservatives to promote the benefits of an “all of the above” energy strategy. To learn more about CTEI, visit www.conservativetexansforenergyinnovation.org.