Friday, October 01, 2010 Austin, Texas Speech Gov. Perry Speaks at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association's Fall Meeting
You embody the rugged endurance of the American spirit and that unique Texan stubbornness that has caused our Republic and our state to endure and will be its strength in the days to come to all the members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association along with your families past, present and future. I want to congratulate you for your tireless work commend you for your contribution to our state and thank you for friendship over the years.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding the EPA’s Decision to Disapprove Texas’ Air Permitting Program
Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the EPA’s decision to disapprove Texas’ air permitting program: “The EPA’s irresponsible and heavy-handed action not only undermines Texas’ successful clean air programs, but threatens thousands of Texas jobs, families, businesses and communities throughout our state. It will also likely curtail energy supplies and increase gasoline prices nationwide.
Gov. Rick Perry today was joined by local government and business leaders to decry Washington's latest attempt to extend federal control over the state's authority, an action that would undermine Texas’ successful clean air programs and cost the state thousands of jobs. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its efforts to take over Texas’ federally delegated, successful Title V permitting program and replace it with a less effective Washington-based, bureaucratic led, command and control mandate.
Gov. Rick Perry today reiterated the importance of providing incentives, rather than onerous mandates, to encourage innovation in business and technology. The governor spoke at the rollout of UPS’ expanded fleet of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), the first to be introduced in Texas through Senate Bill 1759 of the 81st Legislative Session, which provides grants from the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Fund for large fleet owners to convert old diesel vehicles to alternative fuel vehicles.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Austin, Texas Press Release Gov. Perry Supports Congressional Efforts to Block Misguided EPA Endangerment Findings
Gov. Rick Perry today sent a letter to members of Congress, as did many governors around the country, commending their efforts to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) endangerment findings through a disapproval resolution. In his letter, Gov. Perry also emphasized recent legal action taken by State of Texas, including a Petition for Review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as well as a Petition for Reconsideration with the EPA administrator challenging the agency’s attempt to regulate carbon dioxide and other gases under the Clean Air Act.