Skip to comments.EPA can't reject Texas' air-quality rules, court says (Communist controlled EPA loses again)
Posted on 03/29/2012 3:26:56 AM PDT by tobyhill
The Environmental Protection Agency had "no legal basis" to disapprove a Texas plan for implementing federal air-quality standards, a federal appeals court said.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the agency to reconsider the Texas regulations and "limit its review" to ensuring that they meet the "minimal" Clean Air Act requirements that govern state implementation plans.
"If Texas's regulations satisfy those basic requirements, the EPA must approve them," the court said in its 22-page ruling this week.
The EPA rejected Texas' rules on minor new-source review permits in September 2010, saying they didn't meet Clean Air Act requirements. The Texas attorney general, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and businesses sued the EPA, challenging the ruling.
The EPA failed to identify any provisions of the law that the Texas program violated, the appeals court said. The agency also missed a deadline to rule on the Texas permit plan, the court said.
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Gotta love Texas!
Since EPA has declared carbon dioxide to be a “pollutant”, they have already left sane and rational discourse behind.
They have no intention over there at EPA, of ever turning aside from their appointed path, which is to apply minute regulation to every aspect of business and commerce, in the hopes of making these enterprises totally subservient to the will of whomever happens to hold the reins at the moment (which they always presume to be the most “liberal” elected officials in contention for power in this country).
.. and damned pronto !
Can someone please bring a lawsuit against every head honcho at the EPA for polluting. Let's get a judge to mandate that EPA employees must stop breathing immediately, in order to not violate their rules on carbon dioxide pollution.
How much money is being squandered in these lawsuits? The states as well as the feds are wasting tax payer money at an ever increasing rate. Where is the EPA getting the money to fund these suits, and why hasn’t the republican controlled congress shut off the spigot????
It's 40% of the Forest Service budget, perhaps 70% at NMFS. They're called "sweetheart suits" for a reason: Both the Federal agencies and the NGOs are milking the taxpayers. Losing "Environmental" NGO lawsuits represents a court-mandated cash flow for both the agencies and the NGOs because these cases are usually "settled" by (totally complicit) consent decrees which specifies agency deliverables and award court costs to the NGOs.
I do. Wouldn’t live anywhere else.
Put THAT in your (crack) pipe and smoke it EPA!
Thankfully we have states like Texas to stand up and defend freedom, while other states just roll over.
” Put THAT in your (crack) pipe and smoke it EPA! “
Well stated : )
The basic idea is to return the planet’s human population to medieval levels for the greater glory of Gaea. It’s similar to the thing you see in the Bible about people sacrificing children to stone idols...
Your right the U.S. Federal Government should reimburse the People & State of Texas not only for the injury’s caused by their lawless act but for the cost of the lawsuit.
The cost of reembursment should be added to the tally of Obama’s costs to the American people. As the judge said the EPA did not even try to site where Texas failed to comply with their unauthorized law. They just try to usurp the Texas plan because they did not happen to like it, or perhaps because they wanted to kill Texas industry.(more likely given Obama’s overall efforts to actively kill American jobs)