It would appear that Texas is not appreciative of the EPA’s new-found power to regulate anything it feels like–regardless of the actual laws which Congress passes:
The letter (see below) addressed Aug. 2 and sent to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Regional EPA administrator Alfredo Almendariz, outlines the many reasons Texas doesn’t like the way EPA is trying to go about regulating greenhouse gases. But it starts off with a bang (bold added by us for emphasis):
“In order to deter challenges to your plan for centralized control of industrialized development through the issuance of permits for greenhouse gases, you have called upon each state to declare its allegiance to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently enacated greenhouse gas regulations — regulations that are plainly contrary to United State law. ….. To encourage acquiesence with your unsupported findings you threaten to usurp state enforcment authority and to federalize the permitting program of any state that fails to pledge their fealty to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
As with the author of this letter, my spelling degrades when I’m penning strongly worded missives to those who don’t seem to understand that I do not exist to make them happy.