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Texas Joins Suit Against EPA

Filipa Rodrigues, KUT News

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.

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
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