EPA takeover of Texas air program amounts to construction ban

10/10/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to override Texas's air-permitting program is "tantamount to a ban on major construction or building expansion," The Wall Street Journal writes. At least 167 building projects in the state could be stalled if the EPA is allowed to take over air permitting from state regulators, the newspaper adds, citing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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