Federal Court Denies Greenhouse Gas Stay for Texas

Texas' bid to stop the federal government's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases hit another roadblock today, when the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the state's request for a stay of a move to force states to implement federal plans. 

"Petitioners have not met their burden to satisfy the legal standards required to allow a stay pending appeal," the court said, in its short denial.

Texas has been at the forefront of efforts — including in the courts — to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. Last week the EPA announced that it would directly take ...

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