"In order to deter challenges to your plan for centralized
control of industrial development through the issuance of
permits for greenhouse gases, you have called upon each
state to declare its allegiance to the Environmental
Protection Agency's recently enacted greenhouse gas regulations — regulations that are plainly contrary to
U.S. laws… To encourage acquiescence with your unsupported findings you threaten to usurp state
enforcement authority and to federalize the permitting program of any state that fails to pledge their fealty
to the Environmental Protection Agency. On behalf of the State of Texas, we write to inform you that
Texas has neither the authority nor the intention of interpreting, ignoring or amending its laws in order to
compel the permitting of greenhouse gas emissions."
Federalist principles have allowed Texas to become the strongest state in the union. The Lone Star Stateleads the nation in job creation, is the top state for business relocation and has more Fortune 500companies than any other state and is the top state for wind generation. President Obama said he wants todouble U.S. exports in five years; he could look to Texas, as we are the top exporting state in the country.The Obama administration could learn a lot from Texas.Instead, it is attempting to ride roughshod over Texas, and it goes beyond the greenhouse-gas issue.After 16 years of allowing Texas to run its own permitting program to meet Federal air-quality standards, in May theEPA announced the state was not in compliance with Federal regulations. This despite the fact that Texas had met or exceeded its clean air obligations the entire time.
Bob Livingston is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter for 41 years. Bob has devoted
much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as
nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset
protection and the preservation of freedom.
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