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Wheeze, baby, wheeze: Sierra Club and others respond to Rick Perry’s fossil fuel-heavy energy plan

October 17th, 2011

From Green Right Now Reports

Many reports are taking Gov. Rick Perry's energy plan to task for focusing on dirty fossil fuels and promoting jobs numbers for oil and gas development that crumble upon examination.

The New York Times says Perry's plan to extend drilling on public lands, in the arctic and the Gulf of Mexico resembles "a wish list for the oil and gas industry" and appears to have been drawn from a study by Wood Mackenzie consultants paid for by the American Petroleum Institute.

The Atlantic reports that Perry is far off the mark when he claims that expanding oil and gas drilling and rolling back EPA regulations would create 1.2 million jobs.

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