Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
Arts & Culture
Business/Industry
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Entertainment
Faith & Values
International
Links
Maritime
Medical News
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety
Special EventsExpand Special Events
Transportation
Weather


State of Texas
Office of the Attorney General
News Release
Friday, February 10, 2012

AG Files Challenge to EPA’s Unlawful Imposition of Greenhouse Gas Regulations in Texas

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the State of Texas filed its opening brief challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unlawful attempt to immediately impose greenhouse gas regulations in Texas:

“Once again, the unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats at the EPA are flouting the law by denying Texas the opportunity to manage its own air permitting program. The EPA’s unlawful scheme threatens Texas jobs and businesses by imposing costly and unnecessary greenhouse gas regulations immediately and improperly. These expensive mandates do little to make our air safer or to control the global warming the EPA insists is threatening our country, while doing great damage to our energy independence and economic recovery.”

The State of Texas’ legal action against the EPA reflects the latest in an ongoing effort by Texas and other states to oppose the EPA’s unprecedented and unlawful attempt to regulate greenhouse gases. In its zeal to impose its greenhouse gas regulations on Texas, the EPA violated federal law by requiring the State to immediately begin implementing these new regulations – rather than giving Texas three years to come into compliance, as is required by federal law. Further, the EPA threatened to immediately take over part of the State’s air permitting program or impose a construction moratorium on Texas businesses if the State didn’t agree to immediately comply with the EPA’s unlawful greenhouse gas regulations.

Texas' opening brief challenging EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rule State Implementation Plan




Fall Clean Up
Jim Guidry Commentaries


Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4432, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)         News@GuidryNews.com
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.