You don't have to be a Texan to sign. It will be delivered to the U.S. Senate during the days leading up to a vote. The petition, started by Governor Perry can be found at the following URL:
Please take a moment to sign the petition below as Governor Perry fights a massive Washington tax increase on Texas families. "Cap and Trade" legislation will be up for a vote in the Senate soon, so we urgently need to tell Congress "NO" to this unfair and unwise taxation.
We, the undersigned, ask that Congress abandon legislation that will immediately lead to higher taxes, higher unemployment, tremendous burdens on businesses, and higher costs of goods. We believe policies like this should not be pursued as a response to inconclusive climate change theories.
As America experiences a period of economic downturn, we cannot afford the largest tax increase in our country's history. By some estimates, the legislation known as "Cap and Trade" will result in a shocking $6,800 yearly increase in costs for a family of 4 in just a few short years. Families will see higher utility bills, loss of jobs, businesses closing, and higher prices on American products.
Texans are certainly qualified to speak out on this issue. Texas' energy industry fuels the nation, supplying 20 percent of the nation's oil production, one-fourth of the nation's natural gas production, a quarter of the nation's refining capacity, and nearly 60 percent of the nation's chemical manufacturing. The Texas energy industry employs nearly 375,000 Texans with $35 billion in total wages.