Texas Loses Third Court Battle to Block New Air Pollution Regulations

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Tony Kreindler, 202-445-8108, akreindler@edf.org
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Texas Loses Third Court Battle to Block New Air Pollution Regulations

Statement from Environmental Defense Fund

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. today denied the State of
Texas' third attempt to block the implementation of greenhouse gas
pollution control measures for the largest sources of pollution. At
stake in the current case is a narrow federal action to ensure the
largest sources in Texas can obtain construction permits. Environmental
Defense Fund released the following statement:

"Three strikes should mean 'you're out' in this case. The state
government in Texas has now filed three cases in the federal courts to
block EPA's greenhouse gas pollution reduction policies, and it has been
rejected three times. If Texas put half the effort into carrying out
greenhouse gas pollution control measures that it put into fighting
them, EPA would not need to be involved. Plus, Texas businesses could
then enjoy the same certainty that businesses in every other state will
have."

- Steve Cochran

Vice President for Climate and Air

Environmental Defense Fund

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