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Specific statements by our commissioners and executive office, or related court opinions, published on our website.

 

Complaint Against New Mexico Filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the State of Texas
On Jan. 8, 2013, the State of Texas filed a complaint with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to command New Mexico to deliver water apportioned to Texas under the 1938 Rio Grande Compact.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Texas on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. TCEQ official statement pdf.gif and full court opinion pdf.gif , Aug. 21, 2012.

Court Ruling on TCEQ Flexible Permits a Victory for Texas, and a Step Toward Restoring State/Federal Balance
An editorial by Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, on Aug. 14, 2012.

U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Texas on Flex Permits. TCEQ official statement pdf.gif and full court opinion pdf.gif , Aug. 13, 2012.

U.S. Court of Appeals, Case No. 10-60891
Opinion in the Pollution Control Project Standard Permit Case, March 26, 2012.

EPA's Bad Science to Blame for State's Latest Challenge
An editorial by Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, on Oct. 4, 2011.

Joint Statement of TCEQ/PUC on EPA's CSAPR Rule
EPA's final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) that was released July 7, 2011, will have adverse economic effects, without demonstrable environmental and health benefits.