Court lifts stay that delayed EPA rule

Court lifts stay that delayed EPA rule

POSTED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 6:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:51am

DALLAS — A federal appeals court has lifted a brief stay granted to Texas to keep the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from taking over greenhouse gas permitting in Texas.

Texas had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 30 to block the EPA from taking over the permitting until the court could review the case. The appeals court on the same day had temporarily blocked the EPA from taking over the permits as it was set to on Jan. 2.

But the court lifted the stay Wednesday, saying "petitioners have not satisfied the stringent standards required for a stay pending court review."

Lauren Bean, spokeswoman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, says that the state "will continue to challenge the EPA's unlawful overreach."

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The EPA is a rogue government agency determined to skirt congress and penalize Texas. If ever there was a valid arguement for Texas to seceed from the Socialist States of America, this is the shot over our bow. Now is when we see if our leaders will adhear to the principles of all freedom loving Texans. Will they oppose opression no matter from what source it comes?

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