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Texas: The Alone Star state when it comes to controlling greenhouse gases

November 8th, 2010

David Doniger (Photo: Matt Greenslade)

Texas, together with a slew of industry associations and right-wing groups, has brought a blizzard of lawsuits to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s initial steps to reduce the dangerous pollution that is driving global warming.

As President Obama said yesterday, EPA is carrying out its responsibilities under the Clean Air Act and the Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA.

The lawsuits, I’ve observed, mainly serve as fashion accessories to dress up the big polluters’ lobbying campaign to attack the Clean Air Act and keep EPA from doing its job – a campaign we can expect to continue in the next Congress. But as fashion accessories, the lawsuits have a “see-thru” problem.

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