North Texas has more than its share of meddling Statists who want the empire to have more influence and power in Texas. One of the meddling Statists is Al Armendariz. He is a former chemical engineering professor at SMU and presently the head of EPA’s Region 6, which includes Texas (Gee, just like reconstruction, we are no longer viewed as a State, but as a nameless region). Mr. Armendariz does not like the Ozone related to the cement plants in North Texas. He views the engines used at the plants as a problem. His solution-MORE FEDERAL POLICIES. He wants to tell Texans how to operate their businesses. Even though he served as a college professor, he believes he knows what is best for Texas businesses and Texans.
It is not just the cement plants that will suffer. The EPA regulations are now putting public transportation in North Texas in jeopardy. The EPA under the leadership of Armendariz also wants to slow down if not stop drilling for natural gas in the area as well. Although the regime talks clean energy, such policies which hamper energy development are stifling economic growth for Texas. Remember to look at what they do rather than what they say. In Armendariz’s case, the EPA is being used to stop natural gas exploration, stop mass transit, override state regulatory powers and slow down if not stop cement production in the area. That is not job or growth stimulus, that is retarding growth of everything but the agencies power.
Fortunately, Governor Rick Perry and Texas has filed suit in federal court to slow down the power grab and contest CO2 being considered a ‘greenhouse pollutant’. The logic of asking the fox to render a wise judicial decision concerning the hen house escapes me, but at least he took a stand.
To make matters worse, the head of the regime is now claiming that the recent North Texas snows was due to man-made climate change. So here is a politician and political activist who is now claiming to have scientific credibility.
Once more the solution is LESS government meddling, NOT more government meddling.
Liberty for Texas and the South!
J Murrahal armendariz, Economic Independence, EPA, north texas, ozone, region 6 EPA, Science, SMU professor