Perry rebukes Obama energy plan

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Governor Rick Perry said President Barack Obama should follow Texas’ example in curbing greenhouse gasses rather than the plan the president unveiled Monday.

“President Obama’s decision to impose drastic new restrictions on America’s energy industry is the most direct assault yet on the energy providers that employ thousands of Americans, and fuel both our homes and our nation’s economic growth.” Perry said, “Americans have seen the disastrous results of federal mandates with Obamacare, and these rules will only further stifle our economy’s sluggish recovery and increase energy costs for American families. If President Obama is truly interested in an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he would do well to look to states like Texas that have seen tremendous success at diversifying energy sources while protecting the environment from harmful pollutants.”

A statement from the Governor’s office shows the state has lowered Nitrogen oxide levels and ozone levels despite adding jobs.

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