Sandra Tenorio

“Some of my first meetings as director (of TDA’s Right to Know Program), imagine this room: Rebecca Harrington from the United Farmworkers, Jon Fisher from the Chemical Council, somebody from the Farm Bureau, somebody from the Farmers Union and then we had somebody from Legal Aid. Those were the five entities that were in the room to negotiate the regulations […]

Jon Fisher

“We did not think Hightower was gonna win until Reagan (Brown) stuck his hand in the fire ant mound and we just said, “Oh my God, this guy is going to come up and beat him…The Hightower years were the early part of my tenure at the Texas Chemical Council. Even though there were a lot of adversaries, I made […]

Sam Biscoe

“But we adopted them (the pesticide regulations). Well, the big producers sued us. But the lawsuit was here in Austin. So we won that lawsuit. And for a short time, you know, some of the farmers had come around and farmworkers became accustomed to being protected in the fields. The other thing is that, the most frightening part of all […]