Texas Sues EPA Over Global Warming Regulations

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The state of Texas has taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to court over the issue of global warming.

The Austin-American Statesman newspaper reported Texas officials are trying to prevent the the federal regulation of greenhouse gasses.

They have also accused the EPA of relying on flawed science to write those regulations.

However, the EPA stated that its findings were based on work by the U.S. Global Climate Research Program, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the National Research Council, which combines thousands of studies to give a consensus on what scientific literature shows about climate, according to the agency.

"(The EPA) outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The suit was first filed in February by Texas and other states.

Abbott warned that if the new regulations go into effect, they could cost the state tens of thousands of lost jobs along with higher energy costs.

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