Rick Perry’s staunch stance on EPA

Ian Taylor

Since his days as the head of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Repulican Presidential candidate and current Texas Governor Rick Perry has held a belief that the Environment Protection Agency is ineffective and kills jobs, according to a New York Times report.

“You’re doing nothing more than killing jobs. It’s a cemetery for jobs at the EPA,” said Perry.

Perry said he has greatly reduced air pollution over his decade-plus tenure by working with businesses and that he does not need new overbearing mandates from environmental nammies in Washington.

EPA officials and independent analysts outside government feel that Perry was claiming credit for improvements in air quality brought in large measure by the very federal laws he has resisted and railed against, and that air pollution in Texas remains worse than in nearly every other state.