Texas judge rules air must be protected for public use

by TXsharon on July 12, 2012

in Air pollution, global warming, TCEQ

Ellie, I have a feeling we aren’t in Texas anymore!

Could this mean that Texas will be forced to cut emissions causing climate change?

Texas judge rules atmosphere, air is public trust
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
A Texas judge has ruled that the atmosphere and air must be protected for public use, just like water, which could help attorneys tasked with arguing climate change lawsuits designed to force states to cut emissions.
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In Texas, though, a ruling to protect air and the atmosphere has added significance. Republican Gov. Rick Perry is one of the most vocal opponents against widely accepted scientific research that fossil fuel emissions are causing global warming. And the state has refused to regulate greenhouse gases, forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work directly with industries to ensure they comply with federal law.

Are you as surprised as I am to learn that water must be protected in Texas? Who knew?

I don’t have time to do this post justice right now but I may add more later.

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David July 12, 2012 at 11:52 am
Chip Northrup July 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

Beaumont, Orange and Texas City are going to have to secede.

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Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I can’t believe a Texas Judge ever rules in favor of the peasants! If this is true, it can’t be believed! What is going on?

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