Abbott asked to challenge new EPA rule

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 25, 2011, 12:10pm


AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - The Texas Railroad Commission asked Attorney General Greg Abbott in a letter Tuesday to challenge the federal Environmental Protection Agency's recently adopted Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

The EPA adopted the CSAPR on July 6. The rule, effective Oct. 7, requires 27 states, including Texas, to significantly reduce power plant emissions that cross state lines and contribute to ozone and fine particulate pollution in other states, beginning in January 2012.

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