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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.