Friday, December 11, 2009

Governor Perry wants EPA to back off

Unbelievable. With everything in the news lately about the toxic air quality in the Barnett Shale area, Governor Perry has the guts to urge the EPA to back off.
A few of the paragraphs jumped out:
The policy could have a far-reaching impact on Texas, which produces more carbon dioxide than any other state and many countries.

The "impact" on Texas will be cleaner air with less toxic chemicals floating around. Stronger regulations for the gas and oil industry which is currently exempt from just about everything relating to clear air and clean water! Other industries, including agriculture, don't receive the same exemptions so it seems logical that better regulations won't impact them as much as the gas and oil.

Dallas-Fort Worth has been struggling for years with an ozone pollution problem, linked to automobile traffic and industries. In the last few months, state regulators have conducted tests showing that toxic chemicals are being released from some natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale field, which surrounds Fort Worth.

Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of the Texas office of Public Citizen, said

"What Perry is doing, typically, is pandering to the polluters who are lining his pockets,"
Smitty just hit the nail on the head!

Click here for Perry's money trail.

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