Mon April 22, 2013
Texas Joins Suit Against EPA
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was among the state AG's with an Earth Day gift for the Environmental Protection Agency: A lawsuit.
Abbott is one of 12 attorneys general asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that claims the agency created “absurd” regulations of greenhouse gasses under the Clean Air Act.
The suit says that the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gasses by-passed Congressional approval, and that the law does not provide specific differences between gasses emitted by stationary emitters, like houses and buildings, and moving emitters, like cars.
In a statement released today, Abbott said the regulations were “created out of whole cloth and are a massive burden on states and businesses.”
To view the entire petition from Abbott, click here.
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