by Josiah Neeley
Texas Public Policy Foundation
October 03, 2012
Texas’ battle with EPA overreach is ongoing. While the state has won significant victories, other challenges remain out¬standing, and unless EPA changes course, additional litigation may be required. The results of these challenges will have ma¬jor implications for the relationship between state and federal power, as well as for the course of environmental regulations in Texas and the nation as a whole. It is important that the At¬torney General’s office be given the necessary support to con¬tinue this important fight. While state tax dollars are scarce, the fiscal implications of simply acceding to EPA’s dictates would be even more severe. The state should therefore con¬tinue to support these legal efforts, and, if necessary, include additional funding to the Attorney General’s office to hire out¬side counsel to defend the state’s rights in court.



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