Refinery interests that gave Governor Perry more than $1 million are seeking a huge property-tax break from Perry's environmental appointees. The proposed tax breaks are on equipment that removes sulfur from diesel fuel. This results in cleaner air where the diesel is burned--but not at the refinery. As such, little of the clean-air benefits used to rationalize the tax break would accrue to the smoggy communities and schools that would pay for it.
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