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AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Brief Sup­port­ing States’ Free­dom to Reg­u­late Own Emissions

Attorney General Paxton joined an Indiana-led amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review a lower court’s decision that “threaten[s] regulatory chaos [and] undermines the coequal sovereignty of each State to regulate emissions within their respective borders,” according to the brief.  

July 13, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion Urg­ing Coal Mine Expan­sion After Research Shows No Adverse Envi­ron­men­tal Impact

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a Montana-led coalition supporting a petition for rehearing en banc in 350 Montana, et al. v. Dep’t of Interior and Signal Peak, LLC, a case that has delayed the mining expansion plan for the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana since 2013.

July 07, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Fights EPA Over Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al Reg­u­la­tion of Pow­er Plants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote a letter to Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its Federal Implementation Plan addressing regional ozone transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

July 07, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton’s Office Helps Remove Over 20,000 Cubic Yards of Waste in Comal Coun­ty After Years-Long Fight

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds the work of his Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for its massive undertaking to clean up a 3.6-acre lot full of waste in Comal County.

June 22, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to SEC Crit­i­ciz­ing Biden’s Rad­i­cal Envi­ron­men­tal Reg­u­la­tions Imposed on Amer­i­can Businesses

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a multistate letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposing its proposed rule to impose a crushing matrix of new climate-related disclosures on publicly traded companies and other entities.

June 17, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Open Off­shore Oil and Gas Leas­es, Fight Against Ris­ing Ener­gy Prices

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, urging reversal of a lower court’s decision to vacate the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history.   

June 17, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Biden on Reau­tho­riz­ing the Key­stone Pipeline

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined several states in a letter to President Biden insisting he reauthorize the Keystone XL pipeline project, rescind his revocation of Keystone XL’s 2019 Presidential Permit, and provide stable regulations for companies willing to build the pipeline that our country needs to avoid dependence on overseas oil.

April 18, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Push Against EPA Regard­ing Pow­er Plants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 18 other state attorneys general sent a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding their proposed rule on the regulation of hazardous air pollutants generated by coal and oil-fired power plants.

April 14, 2022 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Secures Vic­to­ry Against Biden’s Ille­gal Cli­mate Change Order

Texas Attorney General Paxton secured yet another victory against the Biden Administration, this time halting implementation of a climate change agenda handed down by executive order.

February 15, 2022 | Press Release

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