Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Texas-Sized Fight Against Flawed Science

In a unified effort to protect Texas’ $106 billion agriculture industry, this week I joined Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in a collective challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

By relying on data from the UN panel on climate change that has been refuted by many leading sources, EPA claims greenhouse gases are harmful to the environment and mankind, and therefore warrant costly regulation that would hit Texas farmers, ranchers and consumers squarely in the wallet.

Make no mistake, the future of Texas agriculture depends on sound environmental principles, and our industry invests billions to find the right solutions to protect our precious natural resources. The EPA’s approach that we challenged today will drive the hard-working agriculture producers who provide us with the safest, most abundant food supply in the world out of business. Texans don’t like being dependent on foreign oil; they certainly don’t want to be dependent on foreign food.

For video and more photos of the announcement, or to read the actual petition, click here or visit

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