Austin TX: Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature sent President Obama a somber ultimatum concerning the latest pronouncement from the Environmental Protection agency (EPA).
The current governor, the great-great grandson of the first President of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston, is prepared to repeat Texas history of secession unless Texas's grievances with the US are resolved. Texas may become the Lone Star State again.
Initially the EPA violated Texas sovereignty by banning oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Then the US Fish and Wildlife Service has threatened to put the sand dune lizard found in southwestern Texas on the Endangered Species List (ESL), further penalizing Texas's oil industry.
The last straw was when the EPA placed toxic emission limits on Texas outdoor beef barbeques!