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Texas AG sues Environmental Protection Agency

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May 31, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas: Back on February 16, 2010, Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott filed suit in federal court to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from instituting regulation of greenhouse gases. The decision by the EPA to moderate the release of greenhouse gases was based on a finding conducted by the Obama administration that declared carbon dioxide is a danger to public health and that it contributes to global warming. Abbott, in conjunction with Governor Rick Perry, object to the move because it will place a tremendous financial burden on state businesses and homeowners, who are already under enough strain as result of the recession, and that it jeopardize jobs.[1]

In addition to contending that the global warming argument is based on faulty science, "Abbott claimed the EPA’s endangerment finding is legally unsupported" in large part "because the agency used a scientific assessment from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)" whose reputation has been severely tarnished as a result of the "climate-gate" scandal in which hacked emails showed scientists at the IPCC admitting to falsifying data in order to support the case for global warming.[2]

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