Tag: Rick Perry

Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

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 […]  More »

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

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.  More »

Republican governors slam Obama energy policy at Houston event

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.  More »

Perry: California should learn something from Texas

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.  More »

Perry blasts Obama energy policy

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.”  More »

Texas remains top carbon polluter despite declines

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.  More »

Her mission: affordable, reliable power

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.  More »

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

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.  More »

Perry to lawmakers: Do more to advance offshore drilling

Congress can do more to advance offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean while boosting the economies of coastal states, eight governors said Friday.  More »

Chevron planning new downtown Houston tower

Chevron U.S.A. is planning to build a new downtown skyscraper for its growing Houston workforce. The energy giant said this morning it will build a 50-story tower with 1.7 million square feet at 1600 Louisiana St. at Pease. The building will add to Chevron’s existing downtown footprint, which includes 1500 Louisiana and 1400 Smith, the […]  More »

Gov. Perry honors shale pioneer George Mitchell

Gov. Rick Perry made a rare appearance on the Texas House floor to honor shale drilling pioneer George Mitchell, whose innovations led to the current oil and gas drilling boom that has boosted the state’s bottom line.  More »

Rick Perry to Obama: Give coastal states more access & dollars

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending.  More »
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