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    Presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast Wednesday, August 17, 201, at the Bedford Village Inn.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Perry has facts wrong on Shaheen plan

Under energy efficiency legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, “federal bureaucrats could take over the local building code enforcement in your city if so-called ‘green mandates’ are not complied with quickly enough.”

-- Rick Perry on Friday, October 28th, 2011, at the Cornerstone Action Dinner in Manchester, N.H.


Our ruling:

Under Shaheen’s energy legislation, states would be required to report whether they plan to meet the model building codes. Those states that agree to the standards and accept federal dollars would be subject to a certification process to ensure they meet the regulations. But there is nothing in the bill that requires states to take part, nor are there any penalties for non-compliance. The bill is voluntary, not mandatory. We rate Perry’s claim Mostly False.

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