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Terry O'Rourke

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Litigation, Law, Pollution, Energy

Mr. O'Rourke is a hydrologist and attorney based in Houston who has worked on numerous civil and criminal environmental prosecutions for the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Harris County Attorney's Office since the early 1970s. As well, he has had a long interest in alternative energy and energy conservation, having run for the Texas Railroad Commission, served as an energy spokesman in the Carter White House, and developed a low-impact hydroelectric project in California.


October 2, 1999
Houston, Texas
Reels 2030, 2031, and 2032

Please see a brief  Real Media video excerpt on on pollution enforcement from our interview with Mr. O'Rourke, along with a longer piece on grazing and the Texas landscape.

Please see the video (reel 2030, 2031 and 2032) or the  transcript of Mr. O'Rourke's full interview. 






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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