Texas Group Decries "Avalanche" of EPA Rules

The conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation on Monday renewed its criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency, as it released a report citing an "avalanche" of forthcoming rules on air pollution.

"There's really not an environmental crisis," said Kathleen Hartnett White, the foundation's environmental director and the author of the report, at a news conference Monday. Texas has already seen substantial air-quality improvements, she said, because the amounts of ozone and other pollutants in Texas air have fallen considerably in recent decades.

Cyrus Reed, conservation director of the Lone Star chapter of the Sierra Club, acknowledged the improvements in ...

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