Cornyn issues statement on EPA ruling
POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:24pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:18am
Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), former Texas Attorney General, issued the following statement after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CASPR):
“Today’s ruling puts the brakes on regulatory overreach by the Obama administration’s EPA. While we have a long way to go in the fight against burdensome overreach, today's ruling is a victory for jobs and job creators in Texas."
In June 2011, Sen. Cornyn sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to highlight the dangers of unfairly sweeping Texas into the final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule program without due process.
This letter followed Sen. Cornyn’s appearance in a hearing on this subject before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.
Click here to see the full report on the ruling, by The Texas Tribune.