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Rick Perry Backers Won Approval For Industrial Waste Injection Project Despite Multiple Objections

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Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry outlines his flat tax plan at the ISO Poly Films factory on October 25, 2011 in Gray Court, South Carolina. Perry toured the factory and then highlighted a 20% flat tax and a defecit reduction plan. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images) | Getty Images

State environmental regulators appointed by Gov. Rick Perry issued a permit in January for a Houston-area industrial waste injection well to a company whose top investors include some of Perry's close friends and campaign contributors.

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