Even before the Obama Administration finalizes their newest anti-energy rule, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is ready to challenge it.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been working on a plan to regulate emissions for nearly two years. Dubbed the “Clean Power Plan Rule,” also referred to by some as the “Carbon Rule,” the change would harshly penalize the economy of the Lone Star State if implemented.
According to a press release from the Office of the Attorney General:
While Texas produces 11 percent of the electricity in the United States, under the proposed rules, Texas would be required to contribute 18 percent of the overall national reduction. In order to meet that level, Texas would have to slash carbon emissions by 38 percent.
“The Obama Administration’s Carbon Rule would result in higher electricity costs and less reliability for Texans, all while doing little to nothing to affect the environment,” said Paxton. “Texas has proven we can improve air quality without damaging our economy or Texans’ pocketbooks. I will fight this ill-conceived effort that threatens the livelihood and quality of life of all Texans.”