Texas Appeals EPA Ruling On Air Quality Permits

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The state of Texas filed a petition Monday fighting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rejection of a 16-year-old permitting program that allowed companies to lump pollution from multiple sources under a single cap.

The EPA issued a final disapproval of Texas' so-called flexible permitting program July 15 after finding that the state program didn't comply with the Clean Air Act, according to Texas' petition for review filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Texas contends that the agency has overstepped its authority...
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