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EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

February 4, 2014 • Business


FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, a sea of stacks, pipes and storage tanks are amassed along the Houston ship channel in Houston. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, authority over greenhouse gas permitting ending a lengthy, often bitter battle between the Lone Star State and the federal agency. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state.

EPA’s administrator in Dallas, Ron Curry, said he signed the paperwork earlier Tuesday delegating authority over the program to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It comes after months of negotiations concerning what the program would look like. There Login to read more

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