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AG Pax­ton: The EPA’s Ozone Rule Would Impose Cost­ly and Unnec­es­sary Reg­u­la­tions on San Antonio

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final action designating Bexar County a nonattainment area for the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone.

October 09, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Applauds Plan to Review and Repeal the Unlaw­ful Oba­ma-Era Clean Pow­er Plan

“We appreciate the Trump administration's recognition that the NSPS's nonsensical contributions to the unlawful Clean Power Plan warrant review,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We're proud to have led a strong coalition opposing this baseless overreach, and we look forward to working with the EPA to find logical, lawful ways to protect both our environment and economy.”

April 27, 2018

AG Pax­ton Pro­tects Texas Prop­er­ty Own­ers in Set­tle­ment with Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Over Oba­ma-Era Land Grab

“This was nothing more than a desperate attempt at a parting gift from President Obama to radical environmentalists at the end of his presidency,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The Obama administration bypassed Congress to implement rules designed to perpetrate land grabs, kill energy projects and block economic development. I'm pleased the Trump administration will reconsider the rules and I am confident they will ultimately be rescinded.”

March 15, 2018

AG Pax­ton Releas­es State­ment Fol­low­ing Hear­ing on the Waters of the Unit­ed States Rule

“Legal action is well underway by the Trump administration to rescind and replace the rule while the EPA works to establish certainty across Texas and all states about what waters are subject to federal regulation,” Attorney General Paxton said. “There is no reason for the court to do anything other than enjoin the doomed WOTUS rule.”

February 23, 2018

Texas Asks Court to Halt Impo­si­tion of Dras­tic Region­al Haze Regulations

The EPA admits this plan would cost billions, with no perceptible improvement in air quality,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Much like its like-minded Clean Power Plan, this is a case of the EPA attempting to restructure the national electric grid, without the authority to do so.

March 18, 2016

Texas Files Suit Against EPA Over Impo­si­tion of Dras­tic Region­al Haze Regulations

“Texas already has a plan that meets the standards of the Clean Air Act, however, once again, the Obama Administration is misinterpreting and misusing federal agencies to force through a radical agenda based more on the beliefs of his environmentalist base than on common sense,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The steps Washington is demanding we take are extraordinarily expensive, will result in a less-reliable electric grid and ultimately have no significant effect on visibility in Texas.”

February 29, 2016