"EPA Seizes Permit Power From Texas on Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will seize authority from Texas to regulate major emitters of greenhouse gases because Gov. Rick Perry and state regulators refused to implement the rules.

The move caps a long dispute between Texas and the EPA, which have clashed over the Obama administration's push to regulate industrial sources of carbon dioxide emissions.

State officials complain the rules will unfairly punish Texas and its energy-hungry industries when they take effect Jan. 2. "

Dave Michaels reports for the Dallas Morning News December 24, 2010.

Friday, December 24, 2010