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Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin left, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry right, during a discussion held by Bloomberg, L.P on the economy, energy policies, and his vision for the future of America at the downtown JW Marriott hotel Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston.
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Rick Perry: Crude export ban should be lifted

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Former Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday his support behind lifting a decades-old ban on crude exports, calling it a “major error” not to allow U.S. oil to be shipped overseas.
(AP Photo/Scott Eells)

Gov. Perry: Falling oil prices ‘painful’ for parts of Texas

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Addressing a conservative forum Friday in Austin, Perry said Texas has diversified its economy since the 1980s when an oil bust brought economic misery to much of the state.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. employees and  guests, including Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Tom Craddick, Mayor Jerry Morales and others help turn the dirt during a  ground breaking ceremony for Occidential's Midland office complex.
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Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

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MIDLAND — Occidental Petroleum officials and employees gathered earlier this week with local- and state-elected officials — including Gov. Rick Perry — to break ground for the company’s Midland office. Mayor Jerry Morales began the event, welcoming participants and citing not only Occidental’s job creation but its contributions to the community — from schools to […]
From left: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speak during the Republican Governors Association media conference held at the Petroleum Club in Houston on Monday. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle)

Republican governor: Legal action likely against EPA’s ‘dangerous overreach’

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Litigation is “on the table” in the Republican fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed rules to dramatically cut states’ carbon emissions by 2030, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday.
From left: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speak during the Republican Governors Association media conference held at the Petroleum Club in Houston on Monday. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle)

Republican governors slam Obama energy policy at Houston event

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A group of Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states will gather in Houston to discuss energy policy and slam the newest regulations passed by the EPA and backed by President Barack Obama.
Gov. Rick Perry, shown in June, said Wednesday that  “If energy is going to be used as a weapon, America needs to have the largest arsenal." (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

Perry: California should learn something from Texas

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During the bulk of his controversial talk to the Commonwealth Club of California , Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth.
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Perry blasts Obama energy policy

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing President Barack Obama of talking up the promise of U.S. “energy independence” while imposing policies that are “strangling the energy industry.”
A Texas power plant operates natural gas and coal-fired units. (AP Photo)

Texas remains top carbon polluter despite declines

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Greenhouse gas pollution decreased both nationwide and in Texas last year, but the Lone Star State still leads in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
Brandy Marty has been appointed to the third seat of the Texas Public Utility Commission by Gov. Rick Perry. She formerly served as Gov. Perry's chief of staff.

Her mission: affordable, reliable power

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Brandy Marty was appointed commissioner in August by Gov. Rick Perry to the three-member Texas Public Utility Commission, which oversees power and telecommunications matters. She talked to FuelFix about her new role.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Gov. Perry credits Mitchell, free market for Texas energy boom

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Speaking at an energy summit at the Bush Institute Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry credited legendary oilman George Mitchell and the free market with creating the state’s energy boom, which helped Texas sustain a healthy economy in recent years as the nation plunged into an economic recession.