Texas Response to EPA “Tailoring Rule” for Greenhouse Gas Regulation

By | August 24, 2010

 

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Dear Administrators Jackson and Armendariz,

In order to deter challenges to your plan for centralized control of industrial development through the issuance of permits for greenhouse gases, you have called upson each state to declare its alligence to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently enacted greeenhouse gas regulations – regulations that are plainly contrary to United State Law. 75 Fed. Reg. 31,514, 31,525 & 31,582 (June 3, 2010) (herinafter, the “Tailoring Rule”). To encourage acquiescence with your unsupported findings you threaten to usurp state enforment authority and to federalize the permitting program of any state that fails to pledge their fealty to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

On behalf of the State of Texas, we write to inform you that Texas has neither the authority nor the intention of interpreting, ignoring, or amending its laws in order to compel the permitting of greenhouse gas emissions.