Another Loss for Texas in Its Challenge of EPA Regulations

The latest loss for Texas in its ongoing campaign against the federal government and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court largely dismissed Attorney General Greg Abbott’s challenge of federal climate rules. Seven justices agreed that the EPA is allowed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from most large industrial facilities, like power plants and factories. Texas and an industry coalition had argued against the rules.

“EPA is getting almost everything it wanted in this case,” said Justice Antonin Scalia, announcing the majority opinion. The agency had wanted to regulate 86 percent of ...

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