TX asking Supreme Court to review legality of EPA Greenhouse regulations
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The State of Texas, with 11 other states, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the legal challenge on the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations.
The states are asking the court to review the legality of the president's administration's greenhouse gas regulatory scheme arguing that the EPA has violated the U.S. Constitution as well as the federal Clean Air Act without Congressional authorization.
The States are urging the Supreme Court to overturn the administration's “attempts to unilaterally implement policies in the absence of congressionally delegated authority” and to “rein in a usurpatious agency and remind the President and his subordinates that they cannot rule by executive decree.”
The twelve states involved are: Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and South Dakota and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.