In response to the recent EPA proposal calling for states to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined together with a number of other Republican governors to protest the newly proposed policies. The governors of Wyoming, North Dakota, and Louisiana came to Houston and met with Governor Perry to campaign against the EPA regulation.
The EPA issued the new regulation in order to cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide by 30 percent by 2030, citing health and environmental concerns. The governors, however, claim that the new regulation will result in significant increases in the price of electricity to consumers and the elimination or exportation of American jobs. Furthermore, the governors claim that the regulation is a power grab on the part of the Obama administration.
The four aforementioned governors have joined with five additional Republican governors in signing a letter to President Obama in an effort to protest the EPA regulation.