The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow Texas to delay implementation of new EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rules (CSAPR). While the court considers the Texas petition, the state must continue to enforce the old air-pollution standards. All states have a minimum of three years to implement the new air-quality rules. The court officially designated the Texas case “complex.”
A three-judge panel granted Texas electric power producers’ request to not be required to comply with the new federal rules on mercury pending further review, according to an announcement from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The review will begin in April.
Full article at The Epoch Times.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.