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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on New EPA Emissions Regulations

Thursday, July 07, 2011  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding new emissions regulations announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

"Today's EPA announcement is another example of heavy-handed and misguided action from Washington, D.C., that threatens Texas jobs and families and puts at risk the reliable and affordable electricity our state needs to succeed. From the attack on Texas' successful clean air program, to threatening endangered species listings in West Texas oil fields, to banning offshore energy exploration, the Obama Administration seems intent on increasing energy costs for American consumers and making us even more dependent on foreign energy.

"Texas will keep standing up to this destructive federal overreach, and working to enhance environmental protection and domestic energy exploration and production."

 

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