He is well-versed in energy and environmental issues from his 18 years in the House, where he served on environmental and energy committees. This makes Burnam, who has the backing of environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Texas Environmental Democrats, a worthy candidate for a seat on the commission.
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