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Pax­ton Com­bats D.C. Government’s Effort to Impose Rad­i­cal Envi­ron­men­tal Agenda

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.

March 31, 2023 | Press Release

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.  

March 21, 2023 | Press Release

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.  

March 20, 2023 | Press Release

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. 

March 03, 2023 | Press Release

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.  

February 14, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Reach­es Set­tle­ment Worth Over Half a Mil­lion Dol­lars After Mag­el­lan Ter­mi­nals Hold­ings Vio­lat­ed the Texas Clean Air Act

Attorney General Ken Paxton has reached a settlement with Magellan Terminals Holdings, L.P. over violations of the Texas Clean Air Act that resulted from a large fire at its bulk petroleum terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas.

February 02, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Law­suit to Strike Down the Biden Administration’s Unlaw­ful Waters of the Unit­ed States Rule

Attorney General Paxton has filed a lawsuit defending Texans from the Biden Administration’s unlawful rule defining “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”), which would assert federal control over Texas land.  

January 18, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pre­vent Cor­po­rate Activists at Van­guard from Rais­ing the Costs of Energy

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Utah- and Indiana-led motion to intervene into a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proceeding to prevent the investment fund management company Vanguard from exerting too much power over publicly-traded utilities.

January 03, 2023 | Press Release

Texas, New Mex­i­co, and Col­orado Announce Agree­ment After Years of Dis­pute Over the Low­er Rio Grande River

Attorney General Paxton has announced a historic agreement with the states of New Mexico and Colorado that, if accepted by a Special Master and approved by the United States Supreme Court, would guarantee that the resources of the Lower Rio Grande River are justly distributed among the states.  

November 03, 2022 | Press Release