Texas to Feds: Take your greenhouse gas regs and stuff ‘ em
You gotta love Texas, from the Houston Chronicle:
Texas is the only state taking no steps to meet new federal greenhouse gas emission rules that go into effect in January.
The new rules go into effect Jan. 2, 2011. They require the nation’s largest industries to meet more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards in new or significantly modified structures.
The National Association of Clean Air Act Agencies acts as a go-between to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for state governments. It says 49 states have either changed their laws to allow regulation of greenhouse gases or will allow the EPA to issue permits for them. Texas is doing neither.
The EPA and Texas environmental regulators were not immediately available to comment.
Rick Perry’s got the right attitude, just ignore the regime. If the EPA comes down hard on Texas and jobs are lost Obama’s approval rating will drop to the twenties.