With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, powerful Texans such as Rep. Joe L. Barton of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have vowed to check the Environmental Protection Agency‘s efforts to use its existing authority to curtail greenhouse gases.
Under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has filed seven lawsuits in the last nine months over the EPA’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases. (LM Otero, Associated Press / November 1, 2010)
That’s Rick Perry and his cronies watching out for the interest of Texans. Oh wait!
The EPA said that the scientific evidence surrounding climate change clearly shows that greenhouse gases “threaten the public health and welfare of the American people” and that the pollutants — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels — should be regulated under the Clean Air Act.