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Texas sues EPA over cross-state pollution rules

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm by Bloomberg in Electricity, Environmental Protection Agency, Newsletter, North America, Politics and Policy

Texas, the second-most populous U.S. state, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to block rules aimed at curbing air pollution.

State Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office today filed a petition for review of the regulation at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. A request to bar its enforcement will be filed later today, a spokeswoman for the attorney general, Lauren Bean, said today in a telephone interview.

Abbott “is deeply concerned about these new federal regulations’ impact on the State of Texas, its electric grid and the Texans whose access to something as basic as electricity is threatened,” the attorney general said in an e-mailed statement.

The EPA standards, issued in July, say 27 states must reduce power-plant emissions of sulfur dioxide, which can lead to acid rain and soot harmful to humans and ecosystems, and nitrogen oxides, a component of ground-level ozone. The rule applies to emissions that cross state lines.

Coal accounts for 98 percent of sulfur dioxide and 92 percent of nitrogen oxides released into the air by power plants, according to the EPA. Texas consumes more electricity and uses more coal than any other state, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Criticized by Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican Party nomination for president in the 2012 election, has criticized the rule as “heavy-handed and misguided.”

The regulation has been challenged in a lawsuit by Luminant Generation Co., an Energy Future Holdings Corp. unit, which claims the measure will cost it $1.5 billion through 2020 and force it to eliminate at least 500 jobs.

Wyn Hornbuckle, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department, declined to comment on today’s filing.


while Texans smother to death in their own pollution, where is rick perry at ???

o.k., so we are going to continue to pollute the Texas and the USA, (especially the Houston, Galveston area, air, water, and land), air so bad you can't breath sometimes, while having BP spewing out cancer causing carcinogens for 40 days and 40 nights, secretly emitting these toxins into the air we breath, without a word of warning to the public, made Texas a Nuclear waste land for 38 states, pollute our waters to where you can't eat, drink or even swim in them, and continue to blame it on Obama, and or Solyndra... really.

as much as 60 $Billion dollars or more of taxpayers money LOOTED from funds going to Iraq and Afghanistan during the bush era, compared to the $537 million Solyndra lost. just comparing one apple to one orange here.

perry's pockets are lined with so much corporate pay back from these corporate polluters, the republicans love it, while boasting what proud Texans they are. shhh.

Proud Texans would NEVER allow 38 states to take a dump of nuclear waste in Texas. rick perry does.

Proud Texans don't let corporate America pollute the air you breath. rick perry does.

Proud Texans don't let corporate America pollute the Texas waters we cherish. rick perry does.

book of revelation friends, book of revelation, and the false prophet. keep an eye on old slick rick and his ship of fools.

rick perry is bad for Texas, and rick perry is bad for America...

A Closer Look at Air Pollution in Houston: Identifying Priority Health Risks

A summary of the Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on the Health Effects of Air Pollution

ABSTRACT Air pollution levels in the City of Houston are considered to be unacceptable by knowledgeable experts and the general public and are likely to cause air-pollution related health effects for Houston residents. Pollutant levels are driven by many sources including: tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and buses; toxic pollutants emitted into the air by more than 400 chemical manufacturing facilities, including 2 of the 4 largest refineries in the U.S.; the petrochemical complex along the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston; and many small operations spread geographically across Greater Houston, such as surface coating processes, dry cleaners, gas stations, printing processes, restaurants, charcoal barbecues, and gasoline-fueled lawn maintenance equipment. Mayor Bill White’s Task Force on the Health Effects of Air Pollution was formed to identify priority pollutants for the City of Houston. The Task Force considered information on health effects (California EPA & OEHHA, 2002; California OEHHA, 2005; U.S. EPA, 2005, 2006d, 2006e, ATSDR) and both modeled (U.S. EPA, 2006a) and measured ambient pollutant concentrations (U.S. EPA, 2006b, 2006c) to assign 179 air pollutants (hazardous air pollutants [HAPs] and criteria pollutants) to 1 of 5 risk categories: definite, probable, possible, unlikely and uncertain. A dozen of these substances were judged to pose a definite risk to human health. Finally, the distribution of these risks was found to be far from equal. The substances identified as definite risks were found in greater numbers in several East Houston neighborhoods adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel. Full results of the Task Force work can be found in their Report to the Mayor (Sexton, et al., 2006).


Wednesday, July 30, 2008


(see more photo's of railcars loaded with MOUND COLD WAR NUCLEAR AFTER-BIRTH headed to Texas)


Friday, December 24, 2010


(see more photo's of train car after train car of nuclear afterbirth, headed to Texas, thanks to rick perry, and this was just one state, now multiply that by 38 states.)


December 20, 2010

Don’t Trash Texas— Unless You Pay Perry $1.1 Million A billionaire gives the governor $500,000 more to make Texas the nation’s nuclear waste dump.



Interference at the EPA Science


Reports and Research

Interference at the EPA

Science and Politics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Sunday, January 2, 2011


January 2, 2011

Howdy Bay Area Neighbors,

Wasn't it refreshing to read the headlines in the City and State section of the Chronicle Friday December 31, 2010. Three headlines caught my eye. First was 'Texas tries again to foil EPA, second was 'Downpour Sends raw sewage into bayou', and the third was 'Decision to expand dump put on hold'. Puts a light on where we're headed in 2011. More nuke waste material in Texas, More **** in Galveston Bay, and even more **** from the EPA and Austin. Maybe we can redirect Buffalo Bayou and the Nuke waste dump to the Governors office. well, it's just a thought. ...


EPA investigates 41-day release of toxic gases at BP's Texas refinery

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: 11:07 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into a 41-day benzene release at BP PLC's

Texas City refinery, the site of an explosion in 2005 that killed 15 workers.

The EPA's investigation, announced late Thursday, is the latest blow to the oil giant still struggling with fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The refinery incident under investigation began April 6 when a fire occurred in a hydrogen compressor. As a result, gases were rerouted to the facility's flare — a flame at the top of many refineries used to burn off toxic gases — until the compressor could be fixed and restarted on May 16. The EPA is investigating whether the fire or the release violated the federal Clean Air Act.

Texas environmental regulators have said the company released more than 500,000 pounds of toxic air pollutants, including cancer-causing benzene, during that time.

The EPA's regional director, Al Armendariz, said the agency is trying to ensure "disclosure of all information by BP."

"It is important the EPA, state officials and public know what happened at the plant, and that BP is held accountable to prevent incidents like these from happening in the future," Armendariz said in a statement.

The EPA declined to comment further because the investigation is active.


where is rick perry at $$$


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Obama's "extension" and crawfishing involves extending the hearings. There is no extension on the actual limit.

This is sort of like extending April 15th dead line for taxes. Giving people another month does not mean they pay any less or that the tax year is actually extended.

So Obama's lie is just that. There is no "three more months" in the year 2012.

Flounder obviously does not have a clue about this whole scenario. He is making a total fool out of himself with posts such as this.

I am getting updates on this issue about every half hour.

They are out there folks. They really are. Flounder is proof that they exist.


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Wildwood New Jersey
Faster horses said:
I admit, I didn't read the whole article. I never do read all of
flouders cut and pastes. :roll:

The EPA not only needs sued.....it needs removed...

Who was president when the EPA was installed into our government?

the easy answer is
On July 9, 1970, citing rising concerns over environmental protection and conservation, President Richard Nixon transmitted Reorganization Plan No. 3 to the United States Congress by executive order, creating the EPA as a single, independent agency from a number of smaller arms of different federal agencies.

but it is more the laws that the EPA gets its powers from.. (clean air act, clean water act ) and historically they go all the way back to the 1880s..

During the 1880s and 1890s, Congress directed USACE to prevent dumping and filling in the nation's harbors, and the program was vigorously enforced.[45] Congress first addressed water pollution issues in the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899,[46] giving the Corps the authority to regulate most kinds of obstructions to navigation, including hazards resulting from effluents. Portions of this law remain in effect, including Section 13,

most of the laws intents were needed.. but like unions,.. something went wrong..

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