Texas, Virginia File Suits Attacking Endangerment Finding

The state of Texas on Tuesday joined with the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Association of Manufacturers in filing petitions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as pollutants.

In separate action, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday filed paperwork attacking the legal underpinnings of EPA’s “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gas emissions threaten public health.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Texas officials said the EPA finding is based on flawed science and would harm the state’s economy.

“The EPA’s misguided plan paints a big target on the backs of Texas agriculture and energy producers and the hundreds of thousands of Texans they employ,” Perry said in a statement. “This legal action is being taken to protect the Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas’ freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach.”

The latest lawsuits come on the heels of other challenges to the EPA action, including one filed Feb. 10 by 12 House Republicans and 17 trade associations and companies.

One response to this post.

  1. Does the EPA have any real scientific data to regulate carbon dioxide and thr other so called Greenhouse Gases. At the present tims it seems to be politically correct for the EPA and their environmentalist advocates to try to stop most of the job generating industries of the USA, so the may push their “Green Agenda” on the rest of the country. Thank you to the states , senators and tradde associations that filed the much needed lawsuits against the EPA.


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