Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on Court Ruling Regarding Texas’ Flexible Permitting Program

Monday, August 13, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the decision by the 5th Circuit Court to vacate the EPA's disapproval of Texas' flexible permitting program:

"This decision is a big win for jobs and a big win for Texas. Our state has demonstrated you can cultivate jobs while cleaning the air, and this finding affirms that states have the right to develop permitting processes that balance the priorities of protecting the environment and allowing our industries to thrive. It's unfortunate we had to go to such extremes to fight back against this troubling trend of overreach and reckless political activism by the Obama Administration that shows no regard for the impact on jobs or our economy."

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