"Here in Texas, we have been building a deep and varied energy portfolio following a strategy that is both pragmatic and visionary. Around the world, Texas has a well-deserved reputation as a rich source of traditional fuels.Outsiders probably think every Texan has an oil well in the backyard and a natural gas burner in the parlor to read by.In reality, we’re proud of our history as a leading energy producer and fully-aware that those traditional energy sources are an essential part of any viable energy strategy."
"Today, I joined with Lt. Governor Dewhurst and Speaker Straus, in requesting more belt tightening by our state agencies. In light of Comptroller Combs’ November report describing substantially weakened revenues, we must cut spending now, and stay ahead of the budget challenge. Together, we’ve asked each state agency to submit a plan detailing savings up to 5% that will minimize the impact on direct services. We run a lean operation in Texas, so those cuts won’t be easy, but we’ve taken this tack before like in 2003, and it works. Texans depend on us to make the tough choices…so we will."
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Austin, Texas Editorial Disputed Science Can Lead to Disastrous Decisions in Copenhagen
As President Obama jets off to Denmark for the UN’s climate conference, I hope he will take some time as he flies over the Atlantic Ocean to revisit the science that led him to this trip.
The EPA sure didn’t.
Gov. Rick Perry today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson urging her to withdraw the EPA’s recent ruling on the danger of carbon dioxide, especially in light of the recent “Climategate” scandal, which uncovered data had been manipulated and destroyed in order to falsely show a preordained result. The governor was also joined in La Porte today by state officials and energy industry leaders to highlight the negative implications of Washington’s continued intrusion into the lives of Texans by sacrificing jobs, negatively impacting our energy industry and compromising our economic strength as they pursue one-size-fits all energy regulations.