The Environmental Protection Agency finds itself under more legal fire, being sued by Texas, Oklahoma and other states over the tailpipe emissions directive the agency issued in December 2021.
Attorney General Ken Paxton in Texas led the 14-state coalition, calling the new tailpipe rules “unnecessary” that “will create a deliberate disadvantage to Texas and all states who are involved in the production of oil and gas.”
“At a time when American gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows again the absolute need for energy independence, Biden chooses to go to war against fossil fuels,” said Attorney General Paxton.
The new rule puts limits on new vehicles for model years 2023 through 2026.
Paxton says it seeks to promote the Biden Administration’s radical climate change agenda by promoting electric vehicle usage over other, superior means of transportation that use abundant fossil fuels. He contends that if left in place, the regulations will impose major economic harms on Texas by stressing its electric grid and decreasing the need for gasoline by billions of gallons, effectively destroying Texas’s robust energy industry. Other states that would have benefitted from increased production in renewable fuels will also be negatively impacted.
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