The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on how much latitude the federal government has to regulate facilities that emit greenhouse gases. Texas environmentalists who want more regulation and Texas state official who want less both say the ruling was a victory reported Dave Fehling for StateImpact Texas.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for issuing permits for greenhouse gas emissions in the state, has refused to issue the permits until recently, leaving industry in the state in a difficult position.
President Obama instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to revise greenhouse gas limits for existing power plants. The suggested changes are to be proposed by June 2015, and Texas regulators have already weighed in according to The Texas Tribune.