Yee Haw! As reported in the NY Times. Perry and his “appointees” refuse to limit GHGs so the EPA will have to step in.
U.S. EPA is a day away from seizing control of a Texas program that issues air pollution permits to power plants, refineries and other large sources of greenhouse gases, the agency said yesterday in a final warning (pdf) to state officials.
Perry got a letter from Gina McCarthy the EPA air chief.
“Officials in Texas have made clear … that they have no intention of implementing this portion of the federal air permitting program,” McCarthy wrote. “The unwillingness of Texas state officials to implement this portion of the federal program leaves EPA no choice but to resume its role as the permitting authority, in order to assure that businesses in Texas are not subject to delays or potential legal challenges and are able to move forward with planned construction and expansion projects that will create jobs and otherwise benefit the state’s and the nation’s economy.”
I met Gina McCarthy recently when I was in DC. I gave her a big, thick book full of your stories of suffering because of Perry and his appointees.
Come on in EPA! We’re glad you’re here and we’ve got your back.