Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Urges EPA to Withdraw Ruling on Danger of Carbon Dioxide

Wednesday, December 09, 2009  •  La Porte, Texas

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.

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