Governor Goodhair can’t stop providing cover for his corporate cronies.
Here we are with the WORST air pollution in the whole nation and Perry says:
Federal caps on greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emissions would suffocate Texas’ economy, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday as the state tries to fend off such limits.
To hell with what air pollution does to PEOPLE and our PLANET as long as corporations can continue to rake in that profit.
But new studies show that there is more at risk of suffocating than the economy.
1) According to SMU engineering professor Dr. Al Armendariz, emissions from gas drilling operations in the north Texas region are twice the ozone forming pollution as all the cars in the nine-county ozone non-attainment area.
2) In summary: Experts at the University of Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health completed
a review of hundreds of published, peer-reviewed scientific articles to examine what is known concerning the health effects of oil and gas
drilling and production on neighboring communities. They also reviewed available empirical data regarding communities in western Colorado.
They found that the many hazardous chemicals being used and produced pose a potential health risk for local residents, and recommend a
thorough health impact assessment before future expansion of oil and gas activities. Their findings are detailed in these two papers. This
work received partial financial support from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The statements made in these papers are the work product of the authors and do not represent the position of any
university or organization.
Researchers find ‘acute problems with toxic emissions’
Of course Perry doesn’t believe that climate change is cause by human activity and he vilifies Gore in his quote to the paper. But, guess who authored his report to the EPA…
Perry has questioned the link between human activities and global warming.
“I’ve heard Al Gore talk about man-made global warming so much that I’m starting to think that his mouth is the leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide,” Perry told a gathering of California Republicans in September 2007.
The report that Perry is submitting to the EPA as his official comment was authored by Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams, an elected official who counts coal and energy companies among his chief campaign donors; Smitherman; and Bryan Shaw, a commissioner at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.