Filed: May 2, 2017
Case status: Ongoing
The Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency challenging the EPA’s 2009 endangerment finding designating man-made greenhouse gas emissions as a danger to human health and welfare. In its rush to regulate greenhouse gases in 2009, the Obama Administration missed an important step. It failed to submit the greenhouse gas endangerment finding to the Science Advisory Board for peer review, as required by statute, and that violation is fatal to the endangerment finding. The 2009 finding paved the way for stringent federal carbon dioxide emissions standards and gave the EPA unprecedented regulatory power because carbon dioxide is everywhere. Along with Liberty Packing Company LLC, TPPF represents a coalition of construction, trucking, energy, logging, and manufacturing small businesses as petitioners seeking reconsideration of the EPA regulation.