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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”