The Dernogalizer

February 16, 2010

Texas Challenging EPA Endangerment Finding

Filed under: Energy/Climate,National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 6:27 pm
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The full article by the AP’s John McFarland can be found here.  A couple of paragraphs below sum up this one.

“Texas became the first state to challenge the federal government’s finding that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people, claiming Tuesday that the ruling is based on flawed science and would wreck the state’s economy.”

“Al Armendariz, the EPA’s regional director over Texas, said the agency is confident the finding will withstand any legal action. He also said the move isn’t surprising considering Texas’ pattern of opposition to the EPA.

“Texas, which contributes up to 35 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted by industrial sources in the United States, should be leading the way in this effort,” he said. “Instead, Texas officials are attempting to slow progress with unnecessary litigation.”

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