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Texas fight with EPA grows with power-plant rule

Posted By admin On July 8, 2011 @ 3:50 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Eileen O’Grady
Reuters [1]
July 8, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry and two top state regulators on Thursday blasted the U.S. environmental agency for including Texas in a rule to slash sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants, warning that the last-minute action could threaten the state’s electric supply.

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants in states east of the Rocky Mountains.

“Today’s EPA announcement is another example of heavy-handed and misguided action from Washington, D.C., that threatens Texas jobs and families and puts at risk the reliable and affordable electricity our state needs to succeed,” said Perry, a potential Republican presidential contender, in a statement.

The state’s environmental agency and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson have been battling over air quality rules related to Texas refineries for more than a year.

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