Texas Governor Encourages President To Replicate the State’s Energy Approach Nationwide

pipeline Governor of Texas, Rick Perry sent a fiery letter to President Obama attacking the president’s policies, and lack of action particularly on energy issues. The letter was sent on Friday May 16 and made public on Monday, May 19. In his letter, Governor Perry criticized the president’s failure to grant approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline, as well as his current approach towards energy. He added that President Obama’s stance on energy is suffocating the industry and encouraged him to replicate Texas’ energy approach on a nationwide scale.
Perry also hurled a string of criticisms in his letter regarding the regulations implemented by the Environmental Planning Agency (EPA). The EPA has implemented new rules relative to coal fired plants which Texas has since challenged. One of the rules is that states will be held accountable for pollution that drifted into other states. Despite the challenges to the new rules, they were upheld by both the Supreme Court and the federal appeals court.

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