Texas Greenhouse Gas Permit Plan Could Unlock EPA Backlog

Law360, Dallas (October 10, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Texas regulators recently proposed new greenhouse gas regulations, largely tracking existing federal rules, in a plan attorneys say should clear a permitting backlog at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and allow billions of dollars in energy projects to move forward.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is expected to approve draft rules at an Oct. 23 meeting, launching what regulatory attorneys hope will be an expedited review and approval process that could bring greenhouse gas permitting within the state by the end of 2014, paving the...
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