Gallery: Texas Wins Appeal to Block EPA Emissions Regulations Temporari...


On January 2nd the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new permitting regulations for large stationary polluters went into effect and the state of Texas isn’t at all happy about it. The Lone Star State is in the midst of a lawsuit against the EPA for its new regulations, claiming that the new rules violate the Clean Air Act, and asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to stop the changes from taking effect until their lawsuit is over. Much to our chagrin, the appeals court has agreed and asked the EPA to hold their horses on enforcing restrictions in Texas. What do YOU think?

Was the federal appeals court correct to block the EPA's restrictions on Texas?

  • 109 Votes No - our air quality and future are at risk and the EPA is simply imposing regulations to protect those interests
  • 35 Votes Yes - the EPA is stepping outside of their federal bounds and going against what was already established by the Clean Air Act

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