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U.S. Supreme Court Halts EPA’s Unlaw­ful Pow­er Plan

"This is a major victory for Americans who feared the loss of their jobs, not to mention anyone concerned over the potential of skyrocketing electric bills and the overall quality of our electric grid," Attorney General Paxton said. "The Obama Administration clearly exceeded its authority in imposing this plan, which would cost taxpayers and consumers alike hard-earned money in exchange for less-reliable service."

February 09, 2016

Bipar­ti­san Coali­tion Asks Supreme Court to Halt EPA Pow­er Plan

“The Obama Administration has exceeded its authority in imposing a plan that will kill jobs and significantly raise electric bills for all Americans,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This power grab will force a massive reordering of nearly every state’s electric grid and result in less-reliable service for all customers. Such far-reaching actions raise serious concerns about the power of the federal government.”

January 26, 2016

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton State­ment on DC Cir­cuit Pow­er Plan Decision

“Regardless of the court’s ruling today, the Obama Administration’s Power Plan not only remains bad policy but is also still unlawful. This ill-advised example of federal overreach will kill jobs, result in higher electric bills and create a significantly less reliable electric grid for all consumers. Alongside West Virginia, we will continue leading a 25-state coalition challenging the EPA’s rule wherever the case takes us.”

January 21, 2016

Texas Sues Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion Over Unre­al­is­tic EPA Ozone Rule

“The EPA’s new ozone rule is not supported by scientific data,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Areas of the country that fail to comply with these impossible standards will be subject to costly new regulations that will harm our economy and kill jobs. Texas has proven that we can reduce ambient ozone concentrations without stifling growth, and my office will continue to defend our state from the EPA’s harmful and overreaching regulations.”

December 28, 2015

Gen­er­al Pax­ton Files Suit Against Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment to Halt Ille­gal EPA Pow­er Plan

“Once again, President Obama and his EPA have overstepped their legal authority and enacted a regulation that will dramatically raise Texans’ electric bills and threaten the reliability of the electric grid,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “The Texas Attorney General’s Office is leading a nationwide coalition, along

October 23, 2015

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton State­ment on Court Rul­ing to Halt Ille­gal Water Rule Nationwide

“We are pleased that the Sixth Circuit agreed with Texas and the other states that EPA’s new water rule should be stayed. The court’s ruling is good news for property owners whose land would have been subject to extensive new federal regulations due to this overreaching new water rule,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “In effect, the WOTUS rules are simply a blatant power grab by the EPA, and Texas will continue to fight against this ill-conceived and overly broad rule in court.”

October 09, 2015

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton State­ment on Water Rul­ing by North Dako­ta Judge

While we believe this should be a nationwide injunction, the judge was right in seeing the impending damage posed by these new rules and to enjoin it in 13 states. Texas has filed its own case challenging the EPA’s overreaching regulation of state waters.

September 04, 2015

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton to Chal­lenge Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion’s EPA Car­bon Rule

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced Texas intends to challenge the Obama Administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan Rule (“Carbon Rule”) being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and set to be finalized this summer.

May 05, 2015

Fed­er­al Court Rejects Sig­nif­i­cant Por­tions of EPA’s Green­house Gas Rules

Today a federal court invalidated significant portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas rules as unlawful and directed the agency to rescind and revise its regulation following a lawsuit filed by Texas and other petitioners.

April 10, 2015