Texas officials say they are considering an appeal after a federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rules on greenhouse gases, according to The Associated Press.
After a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia backed the EPA, State Attorney General Greg Abbott expressed opposition to the decision. He said “it failed to rein in the unelected bureaucrats at the agency who are holding our country's energy independence and fragile economy hostage to a radical environmental agenda.”
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman Bryan Shaw says the greenhouse gas rules will be a "burden on jobs and the economy."
Texas has been one of the forerunners in voicing opposition to EPA air quality rules, including the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
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