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AG Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Effort to Pre­serve State Sovereignty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined six other States, led by Ohio, in supporting the federal government’s decision to deny California the authority to set greenhouse-gas and zero-emissions-vehicles standards that effectively apply nationwide.

October 28, 2019 | Press Release

Texas Joins 20-State Coali­tion in Sup­port of Afford­able Ener­gy Plan

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 20 states in supporting the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule against a court challenge by Democrat attorneys general.

September 13, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Wins Major Court Vic­to­ry to End Unlaw­ful Oba­ma-Era Waters of the Unit­ed States” Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted Texas’ motion for summary judgment in the case, sending the rule back to the Trump administration to proceed with repealing and replacing the WOTUS rule.

May 29, 2019 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Office Obtains Tem­po­rary Restrain­ing Order Against Inland Recy­cling to Pro­tect Texas Creek from Harm­ful Pollution

Acting on behalf of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office obtained a temporary restraining order against Inland Recycling LLC, Inland Environmental Remediation, Inc., and David Polston of Altair, Texas, after a Travis County District Court found evidence showing the defendants violated state laws protecting water quality.

April 16, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: U.S. Supreme Court Deci­sion Bol­sters Texas’ Fight to Pro­tect Water Rights to the Rio Grande

“The Rio Grande plays an integral role in the water supply for Texas' border regions and farmers, and New Mexico's illegal actions have deprived Texans of this vital resource,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I am pleased the Supreme Court delivered an opinion that bolsters our case against New Mexico for taking water from Texas in violation of the Rio Grande Compact.”

March 05, 2018

AG Pax­ton Asks SCO­TUS to Pro­tect Texas’ Water Rights to the Rio Grande

“New Mexico's illegal actions in taking Rio Grande Project water intended for use in Texas violates the Rio Grande Compact, depriving our state of the water it is legally entitled,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The Rio Grande plays an integral part in the water supply for Texas' border regions and farmers, and the Supreme Court should rule in favor of protecting Texas' rights.”

January 08, 2018

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Secures Vic­to­ry in Haz­ardous Waste Enforce­ment Case

“Protecting our natural resources is a core responsibility of the state, and we will not tolerate bad actors who pollute our air and water with no regard for the law or the environment,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This company has continuously defied the state’s requirements and has fought compliance nearly every step of the way. We will continue to vigorously pursue violators who shirk responsibility and pollute groundwater in Texas.”

September 25, 2015