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Perry to whine to Obama about the environment

Waaaaaah!

Preparing for a new administration in Washington, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that regulating greenhouse gas emissions would have “devastating implications” for Texas’ economy and energy industry.

Although the Bush administration has rejected such regulation, President-elect Barack Obama is believed to be more receptive to clamping down on the gases that have been blamed for global warming.

Perry said he plans to discuss his concerns with Obama next week. He is among several governors accepting an invitation to discuss the economic crisis with Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 2 in Philadelphia.

Perry said Texas’ economy continues to outperform the rest of the nation. But, he warned, the regulation of greenhouse gases, as outlined in a notice posted by the outgoing Environmental Protection Agency administrator last summer, would run Texas “right off the tracks, into the ditch.”

Oh, cry me a polluted river. This is nothing but politics and fearmongering, and I hope President-elect Obama gives it all of the respect and attention it deserves.

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4 Comments

  1. Reality says:

    Fearmongering? Since when is trying to protect the thriving Texas economy fearmongering? Maybe once the change in policy starts effecting your pocket book, Chuck, you might come to see the light.

  2. Kevin Whited says:

    ** Fearmongering? Since when is trying to protect the thriving Texas economy fearmongering? Maybe once the change in policy starts effecting your pocket book, Chuck, you might come to see the light. **

    Not likely. Chuck prefers a different brand of politics, fearmongering, and whining is all.

  3. I do so love a fine whine in the morning. Would you boys like some cheese to go with yours?

  4. Patrick says:

    It’s only natural for a governor to speak out to protect a thriving economic engine like the oil and gas indusry. But when the alternatives for energy generation include wind power (where TX is already the nation’s leader) and solar energy, two non-polluting energy sources for which Texas is well positioned. The govenor’s opposition seems a bit short sighted…but totally in keeping with his MO.

    The mature working of planning what will inevitably be a very long transition from hydrocarbon energy generation model to a more diverse, less polluting one is beyond the governor’s level of ability or interest. Any change in the status quo is anathema to the Rickster.