AUSTIN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army are moving to rescind the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) following a 20-state coalition, including Texas, calling for the preservation of the states' role in protecting the nation’s water sources.
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WASHINGTON – Judicial Watch Inc. filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that some Environmental Protection Agency officials “may have used the cellphone encryption application ‘Signal’ to thwart government oversight and transparency,” according to a Judicial Watch news release.
AUSTIN – A petition has been filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 5th Circuit and the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court requesting that the air quality standards for sulfur dioxide, as issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, be reviewed.
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Heartland Institute’s “Action Plan for President Trump” calls for a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current rules and regulations and the establishment of a committee of state environmental leaders to make future policy decisions.
HOUSTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered to reach an agreement with a group of non-profits that sued the agency over emission factors.
AUSTIN – On June 28 Texas’ chief lawyer announced a partial settlement has been reached with Volkswagen worth $50 million.
AUSTIN — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to stop spending federal tax dollars to comply with the halted Power Plan.
DALLAS – Lawyers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that because of the national implications of Texas and Oklahoma's regional haze plans, including coal-fired power plant emissions drifting into neighboring areas and states, any challenges to its rulemaking in the matter should be heard in the D.C. Circuit.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case about the state’s regional haze issues.
BEAUMONT – Local attorney Clay Dugas is representing an area resident in a “defeat device” suit against Volkswagen. A defeat device, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is any apparatus that unduly reduces the effectiveness of emissions control systems under conditions a vehicle may reasonably be expected to experience. Through Dugas, Victor Fulton filed his suit Jan. 12 in Jefferson County District Court.
TYLER — A former employee alleges that the junior college where he worked fired him because he contacted authorities and the media about asbestos issues on campus.
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On Oct. 9 a federal court halted the Obama Administration’s new waters of the U.S.
On Oct. 8 Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit against Volkswagen and Audi over violations of state consumer protection laws, along with a separate suit charging that the companies violated clean air standards in Texas.
Gov. Greg Abbott spent much time and energy in his previous position as state attorney general fighting against the attempted usurpations of the Obama Administration, those of the Environmental Protection Agency in particular.
Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to halt its Carbon Rule from taking effect, allowing the courts more time to consider legal challenges to the rule.
On July 30 Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a collation of states urging the Environmental Protection Agency to push back the start date of its new rule governing all U.S. waters.