Texas Asks High Court To Scrap EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to examine recent changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, contending that the agency has exceeded its authority under the Constitution and the Clean Air Act. 

The petition, which is spearheaded by Abbott's office and supported by 11 other state attorney generals and several energy industry representatives, describes the EPA's GHG tailoring rule as flawed and as an attempt to circumvent congressional authority. The rule arbitrarily increases the permitting...
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