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7/30/2010

Texas Officials to Feds: Don’t Mess With Texas’ Oil and Gas

Filed under: Government — DRJ @ 4:56 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Ten top Texas officials including Governor Rick Perry have written an open letter to the Texas Congressional delegation asking them to oppose legislation that would replace state authority to regulate oil and gas production with federal control:

“Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding legislation contemplated by Congress that would effectively strip states of the right to regulate oil and gas exploration and production within their own borders:

“This week, I joined a number of state leaders in urging the Texas Congressional delegation to fight back against this latest encroachment into states’ authority, which would effectively strip states of the right to regulate oil and gas exploration and production within their own borders.

“This pending legislation represents a sad continuation of Washington’s ongoing efforts to seize control over every facet of American industry and life, efforts that continue to place untold numbers of Texas jobs at risk. This latest takeover attempt is as unprecedented as it is illogical, given that it essentially hands authority over all gas and oil exploration to the same people who were overseeing the process when the Deepwater Horizon exploded.”

Here is the letter.

— DRJ

33 Responses to “Texas Officials to Feds: Don’t Mess With Texas’ Oil and Gas”

  1. The more power DC bureaucrats have, the more corruption they can practice.

    This is one of the root problems with Deepwater Horizon and BP. They exploit corruption where they can find it. Texans do a better job protecting Texas, and this is yet another stupid and pointless grab.

    Even the Green Party candidate wholeheartedly endorses Rick Perry’s actions (this is a joke).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  2. I wish I had stock in Secede! bumper stickers.

    em (f2cba7)

  3. Of course a Republican led Congress & Executive Branch may just as well force states like California to open up using the same justification & given this possible precedent would be completely justified in doing so.

    I’m constantly amazed at how short-sighted or outright blind the current Congress & President are in their current power grab. That or they’ve figured out ways to insure that they maintain control.

    PMain (47cd52)

  4. Who knew they wanted this much rope?

    Kevin Murphy (5ae73e)

  5. I fear this won’t end well. I am employed in the energy industry in Texas. This would be like firing on Ft. Sumter in reverse to many people here.

    Bill M (1bf1f1)

  6. This is one of the root problems with Deepwater Horizon and BP.

    Actually, the root problem with Deep Water Horizon may be the fact that the Coast Guard sank it with excessive sea water spray because they did not have a fire marshall who knew what he was doing. DH capsized and sank, ripping apart the pipe to the surface.

    If this is investigated honestly next year, the US will be found to be the culprit, not BP

    Mike K (0ef8c3)

  7. Comment by Bill M

    My only disagreement with you is I think trying to stop AZ’s illegal immigration enforcement was already Ft. Sumter in reverse.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  8. Welcome to the United Socialist States of Amerika!
    And, you will have to show your papers –
    can’t have people just moving about the country on their own, now can we.

    AD - RtR/OS! (595de0)

  9. Is there anything left the feds do NOT control?

    Patricia (358f54)

  10. They don’t have the combination to my gun-safe, or ammo-locker.

    AD - RtR/OS! (595de0)

  11. Can’t I just play a little golf?

    ******* pig.

    nk pretening he's Obama (db4a41)

  12. This will be my last post at Patterico’s Pontifications. It has been an honor to guest blog and to get to know so many people here. May God bless you all.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  13. I was just sitting a round watching in awe the spectacle of the Styrofoam Temples … And WOW in hidsight, they sure look dumb. all those cheering useful idiots.

    There is nothing stupid about what Obowma is doing, he is bringing communism to America, like it or not. And too hell with the Constitution.

    One Big Ass Mistake America.

    bill-tb (541ea9)

  14. “This will be my last post at Patterico’s Pontifications.”

    Sorry to hear of it, what gives? Rico?

    gary gulrud (790d43)

  15. Comment by DRJ

    I join with gary. So sorry to hear this. The Lord’s blessing on you, and may we hear from you again.

    Painted Jaguar is sulking.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  16. This will be my last post at Patterico’s Pontifications. It has been an honor to guest blog and to get to know so many people here. May God bless you all.

    [Comment by DRJ — 7/31/2010 @ 4:55 am]

    Ack! I am very disappointed to read that as you’ve been one fine blogger, DRJ.

    Good luck with whatever you do but please don’t make yourself scarce as you can always join us down here in the two-cents quarters.

    Dusty (109a16)

  17. DRJ, Miss you already. My best to you.

    johnnycab23513 (dff932)

  18. DRJ, thanks for all your hard work and interesting posts.

    Patricia (358f54)

  19. DRJ – You have been one of the most consistently level-headed and gracious bloggers I have known on the internet, treating ideological friend and foe with equanimity. I have truly enjoyed your posts and our interactions over the years and am sorry that you will be leaving. I hope that you will decide to reappear here or elsewhere after a suitable interval and let everybody know.

    Thank you.

    daleyrocks (940075)

  20. This will be my last post at Patterico’s Pontifications. It has been an honor to guest blog and to get to know so many people here. May God bless you all.

    Comment by DRJ

    Sincere thanks for all the blogging! Best wishes!

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  21. Don’t be a stranger, DRJ.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  22. I hope this doesn’t mean you are being harassed again. I think I could collect a small group of armed men (and maybe even some women)with clean criminal records to drive over and step on a bug and drive back to where we came from.

    Some people just need killin.

    MIke K (0ef8c3)

  23. Colonel just lose piece
    of heart hear of departure
    Summer almost gone

    ColonelHaiku (ac3c3c)

  24. DRJ’s leaving is Barcky’s fault, to be sure. Yet another reason not to like that clown.

    JD (3dc31c)

  25. DRJ: You will be missed; thanks for all those cogent posts.

    Old Coot (fc2376)

  26. Missing DRJ already.

    Eric Blair (0928cb)

  27. I know better than to try to talk DRJ out of a decision she has made once she has made it, but I hope the departure is not forever.

    The quality of this blog is about to take a serious nosedive.

    Patterico (c218bd)

  28. I am sorry to see you leave DRJ. I always enjoyed your take on things. Good luck.

    BT (74cbec)

  29. I will miss your out-of-the-ordinary-news posts, especially regarding Texas, that we wouldn’t otherwise have known about, DRJ. The best to you.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  30. There is a huge rent in the Force.

    AD - RtR/OS! (d16b15)

  31. Huff post ran an article on the benzene getting in water supply from the process of fraccing a well. What was very obvious from the article and from the readers comments, that those people have virtually no concept, (mechanical, scientific, practical or industry experience) what so ever. And yet they feel qualified to opine on subjects which they obviously have no concept.

    Why would you want egotistical neophytes (idiots) running any industry.

    Joe (4f02ff)

  32. DRJ said:

    This will be my last post at Patterico’s Pontifications. It has been an honor to guest blog and to get to know so many people here. May God bless you all.

    Any major dude will tell you the people on the street have seen better times.

    Good night, good luck and keep on the sunny-side.

    Adios mia compadre y mia amigos. Salud.

    Ag80 (a2b6ae)

  33. It’s ironic because Arianna’s fortune comes partially from foreign oil, I know the irony
    burns, good luck and good wishes, DRJ

    ian cormac (6718a9)


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