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Perry Asks Obama to Delay Stricter Pollution Standards

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking President
Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent or delay
implementation of stricter pollution standards.
      The standards go into effect beginning Jan. 1. Texas' largest
energy companies say they don't have adequate time to meet the
deadlines without shutting down plants and jeopardizing the
reliability of Texas' electric grid.
      In a Monday letter to Obama that was obtained by The Associated
Press, Perry said implementation of the rules will have an
"immediate and devastating effect" on the Texas economy and its
ability to supply electricity. Perry released the letter as he
tries to shore up support among conservatives in Republican
presidential bid.
      The rules are designed to significantly reduce smog and soot
pollution by requiring 27 states to decrease smokestack emissions.

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