Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"EPA Ordered to Wait on Taking Over Texas' Greenhouse Gas Permitting"

"U.S. EPA's plan to sidestep state officials and oversee climate rules in Texas has been temporarily blocked by a federal court, making the Lone Star State the only place where businesses cannot apply for greenhouse gas permits that the Obama administration now requires."

Source: Greenwire, 01/04/2011

"E.P.A. Challenges Texas Over Rules on Emissions"

"HOUSTON — The feud between Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency reached a new level this week, with federal officials saying that they will take over the granting of permits for new power plants and refineries in the state because Texas refuses to regulate its emissions of greenhouse gases."

Source: NYTimes, 12/23/2010

Lawyer Who Helped Write Texas Env. Laws Now Helps Industry Skirt Them

"As a young state attorney in the early days of environmental regulation, [Pamela Giblin] built up the laws that regulate pollution of the state's water and air. Today, age 64 and still raven-haired and self-effacing, she is the senior attorney for some of the state's largest polluters — dedicated, some would say, to finding cracks in those same laws."

Source: Austin American-Statesman, 11/08/2010


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