Skip to comments.UPDATE 1-Texas to challenge US greenhouse gas rules
Posted on 02/17/2010 6:50:45 AM PST by texrepub76
Texas and several national industry groups on Tuesday filed separate petitions in federal court challenging the government's authority to regulate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Texas, which leads U.S. states in carbon dioxide emissions due to its heavy concentration of oil refining and other industries, will see a major impact if U.S. mandatory emissions reductions take effect. In December, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide endanger human health, opening the door for the agency to issue mandatory regulations to reduce them. "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," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Petroleum Institute, and the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association also said on The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. iron and steel makers have also signaled they would file lawsuits. Environmental groups said Texas should focus on building cleaner energy sources instead of filing lawsuits. "Governor Perry should win an Olympic medal for taking the environment downhill," said Luke Metzger at Environment Texas. "Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing Texas and the planet and Governor Perry's obstructionism puts the state at great risk." The EPA is threatening to regulate carbon emissions if Congress does not. In June, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a cap and trade bill that would allow industry to buy and trade pollution permits, but the legislation has stalled in the Senate. President Barack Obama would rather have Congress pass a bill that could provide more protections for industry while also controlling pollution. But he is using the threat of EPA regulation to encourage lawmakers.
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So here's the contact info for Environment Texas for those of you who, like myself, have had enough of "global warming" hysteria, especially in light of recent events that illustrate how the top "scientists" have been cooking the books so well Fannie Mae and Freddi Mac would be proud.
815 Brazos, Suite 600 Austin, TX 78701 Phone (512) 479-0388 Fax (512) 479-0400 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give 'em a call, shoot 'em and email, send 'em a fax. But let them know that true Texans are taking the state back, and we are not going to allow the EPA to run our industries into the ground.