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Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Coali­tion to Stop the EPA from Allow­ing Cal­i­for­nia to Set Stan­dards for the Auto­mo­tive Industry

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 15 other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which unconstitutionally allows California—and only California—to regulate which cars we may drive.

July 12, 2021 | Press Release

Biden Administration’s Failed Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­i­cy Deprives Amer­i­cans of Reli­able Energy

 Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 19 states in a letter urging President Biden to recalibrate his energy and environmental policies to put Americans, national security, and our environment first.

May 19, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads Mul­ti­state Com­plaint Against the Biden Admin­is­tra­tion, Demand­ing the Rein­state­ment of the Key­stone XL Permit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and Montana are filing a multistate complaint against the Biden administration for revoking the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. 

March 17, 2021 | Press Release

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