Office of the Attorney General Supports Special Master Ruling that Aims to Resolve Years-Long Multistate Dispute Over the Rio Grande
A Special Master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico by asking the Supreme Court to approve a settlement that makes critical progress toward ensuring proper distribution of the Rio Grande’s resources.
AG Paxton Secures $85 Million Settlement in Principle with Volkswagen and Audi Over Their Violations of Texas Environmental Laws
Attorney General Paxton has agreed to a settlement agreement in principle with Volkswagen and Audi after the car manufacturers employed the use of illegal emission-evading technology in violation of Texas environmental laws.
Paxton Secures Major Victory After Suing Biden’s EPA to Protect Texas’s Environmental Management
In a case with wide-ranging consequences for the State of Texas, Attorney General Paxton successfully stopped the Biden Administration’s judge-shopping efforts and secured the stay of an Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) action that would have imperiled the State’s ability to properly manage its environment.
Attorney General Paxton has secured a $1.4 million settlement in an environmental enforcement action against a Port Arthur refinery operated by TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. (“TotalEnergies”).
Attorney General Paxton sent a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), offering critical commentary on a proposed new rule that would crush economic development in different parts of the United States.
Attorney General Paxton filed an amicus brief to ward off current and future efforts by local and state governments to impose radical environmental policies through the court system.
Paxton Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Affirm the Role that States Play in Regulating Their Own Environment
Attorney General Paxton joined a West Virginia-led cert-stage amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that has important implications for states’ ability to protect their environment.
Paxton Secures Preliminary Injunction Against Biden’s Radical “Waters of the United States” Rule
Attorney General Paxton successfully halted the implementation of a new, burdensome Biden Administration regulation that would have limited Texans’ freedoms and hampered economic growth.
Paxton Urges Biden Administration to Abandon Efforts to Impose Onerous Environmental Requirements on Federal Contractors
Attorney General Paxton joined a coalition led by Kentucky and West Virginia to submit a comment letter to the Department of Defense (“DOD”), General Services Administration (“GSA”), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), requesting that these federal entities abandon their plans to impose new environmental regulations on federal contractors.
Paxton Sues Biden Administration to Prevent it from Blocking Texas’s Management of its Own Environment
Attorney General Paxton has filed a petition for review challenging an order by President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) that disapproves Texas’s state implementation plan (“SIP”), which was developed in coordination with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) to ensure that Texas complied with federal air quality standards.