Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Thursday asked a federal court to impose a stay on EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule, saying that the EPA Administrator failed to comply with federal laws when the cross-state air pollution rule was issued in July of 2011. The lawsuit follows Dallas based Luminant’s announcement that the new rule will force them to shut down two coal plants and three mines, cutting 500 jobs.
“The EPA’s latest overreaching and unlawful regulations jeopardize the availability of reliable electricity in Texas, imperil hundreds of jobs for hardworking Texans, and violate federal law”, Attorney General Abbott said.
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