Abbott Hails Court ‘Victory’ Against EPA

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

185992939 10 Abbott Hails Court Victory Against EPAHot Halloween Costumes

3258814 Abbott Hails Court Victory Against EPATop 10 Horror Films

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Abbott Hails Court Victory Against EPABikinis Because We're Missing Summer

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Abbott Hails Court Victory Against EPACowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott is claiming victory after a federal appeals court overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that spoils air in neighboring states.

Texas joined power plants and some other states in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s cross-state air pollution rule.

Abbott said in a statement Tuesday that the court rebuked the EPA for “violating federal law and intruding on Texas sovereignty.”

He said the rule had threatened the reliability of electric service and jobs.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia panel ruled 2-1 that the EPA imposed too-strict requirements on upwind states without regard to law.

The agency had sought to reduce downwind pollution from power plants in over two-dozen states. The rule had been scheduled to take effect in January.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments