The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama Administration is set to ease their enforcement of the new Cross Border Pollution rule that was finalized this past July and was expected to go into full effect in January 2012.
Make no mistake, this moves comes on the heels of a backlash that started in the homes, plants and factories of energy producing states like Texas. I have been humbled to be one of those people who have led the fight. While I am pleased that the administrations move to curb or slow sown enforcing this crippling regulation I want to issue a warming that the fight is not over and the pressure must be continued if we are to see a day when energy independence and sustainable jobs are paramount. Now is not the time to cease pressuring this or any administration when it comes to securing our future. My hope continues to be that this is a genuine move forward and not merely a political stunt to curry favor in the upcoming election. Therefore, I will continue to shine a light on the EPA. My goal is to see that this step is just the first of many aimed at improving the relationship between our government and the hard working men and women of the energy sector of this great nation.
It is imperative that we do not rest, that we recognize this as a single victory in the context of a much larger war against Texas and other energy producing states. It is up to each and every one of us to maintain our vigilance as we all strive to build not only a stoner Texas but and even stronger America. This has been my fight and it will remain my fight until such a time the EPA and its regulatory power and authority favors advancing sustainable jobs, energy independence.