Gov. Rick Perry on Monday ensured that BP will not be able to take backa $5 million grant that sat unused – and seemingly forgotten – for years after the company gave it to Texas followingthe 2010Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
In one of his last acts as governor, Perry announced he was sending $4 million to two Texas university consortiums that will research offshore energy exploration, oil spill prevention and coastal restoration.
After more than a decade with Rick Perry and David Dewhurst at the helm, Texas on Tuesday welcomes – with music, dancing and (literally) tons of barbecue – Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.
With a new Texas legislative session underway and incoming state leaders indicating a desire to repeal the Texas Dream Act, supporters of the law are gearing up for a renewed fight to keep it in place.