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2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Maria Recio, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 25--WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Perry took his case for a Texas waiver from corn-based ethanol production to Washington on Tuesday, arguing that the EPA program is driving up food costs by diverting scarce corn to fuel production. "While I have no doubt this mandate was a well-intentioned effort to move our country toward energy independence, it is doing more harm than good and must be modified before our livestock industry suffers...

2008-06-25 03:02:45

By Dave Michaels, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 25--WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has touched off a new battle over America's use of corn-based ethanol, dividing the powerful agricultural lobby and forcing regulators to grapple with the fuel's impact on food prices. In April, Mr. Perry asked the federal government to reduce the amount of ethanol that is blended with gasoline. In doing so, he sided with big feedlots that are losing money because of record corn prices. But Mr. Perry...

2008-06-24 15:03:01

The following statement was issued today by Tom Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste: "On behalf of the more than 1.2 million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), I am expressing my support for Governor Rick Perry's (R-Texas) request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the ethanol mandate for the state of Texas to reduce this year's Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) by half. "While last year's renewable fuels mandate was 5.4...

2008-06-24 15:02:49

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Debra Greenspan, +1-202-741-5573, or Alex Slater, +1- 202-295-0139 or +1-202-321-1565, both for Coalition for Balanced Food and Fuel Food Producers, Environmentalists and Consumer Advocates Echo Perrys call to Revisit U.S. Biofuel Mandates WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leaders from several food industry associations shared a stage with Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to approve his Renewable...

2008-06-18 15:00:45

During the 2008 BIO International Convention, hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Secretary of State Phil Wilson announced two new Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) investments to advance Texas' biotech activities. The two investments, totaling $3.7 million, will add to the $49 million Texas has already invested in biotech research and development activities throughout the state. Secretary Wilson is the governor's official designee on the $200 million TETF. "The Texas...

2006-07-10 13:45:41

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Writer and musician Kinky Friedman, who once sang "They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore," may include the name by which he is best known on the ballot to choose Texas' next governor in November, the state's top election official said on Monday. Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams said Friedman's nickname was not a slogan and thus did not violate state law. His name will appear on election ballots as Richard "Kinky" Friedman. But Williams, a Republican,...

2006-06-02 10:01:37

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled plans on Thursday to place hundreds of surveillance cameras along the Rio Grande and stream the images to the Internet so computer users everywhere can help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from border counties, Perry said virtual border patrollers spotting illegal immigrants would be able to call a toll-free phone number to report them to Texas authorities. "A stronger border is what Americans...

2006-04-06 18:34:19

By Jeff Franks SUGAR LAND, Texas (Reuters) - A special election to replace U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay will be held in November -- on the same day as the regular election -- unless DeLay resigns this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Thursday. The scandal-plagued DeLay, former House majority leader, said this week he was quitting Congress, but would not leave until June because of unfinished legislative business. Perry told reporters in Austin that if DeLay does not notify him by Friday...

2006-03-07 14:35:00

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON -- Governors of Gulf Coast states devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to quickly pass $19.8 billion in additional storm aid requested by President George W. Bush, urging federal lawmakers not to shortchange them. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said his state needed $2 billion to help it recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Rita which hit shortly after Katrina struck Louisiana, Mississippi and a portion of Alabama in...

2006-03-06 08:15:00

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent HOUSTON -- The line of well-dressed young executives stretches down a hallway, past a table of Kinky Friedman talking action figures and straight up to the candidate for Texas governor in the black cowboy hat. "I'll sign anything," country singer and mystery novelist Kinky Friedman assures the crowd arriving for a downtown luncheon speech as they snap up Kinky T-shirts, bumper stickers and posters sold to finance his independent -- and decidedly...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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