Texas Governor Rick Perry Announces Gulf Project at SMU Cox

In a press conference today at SMU Cox School of Business, Gov. Rick Perry announced the formation of the Gulf Project, a coalition of energy and environmental scientists, policy experts, academic researchers, private sector research scientists and state officials who will work to ensure Texas never endures the environmental and economic disaster currently occurring in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Tech University, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad Commission are participating in the effort, and other experts and institutions of higher education may join later.

“The Maguire Institute at SMU Cox has been a leader in a the study of management, policy, workforce development and other issues,” said Bruce Bullock, director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox. “We are delighted to participate in this initiative.”

For additional information, please visit http://www.governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/14848/

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