Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appointed the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) General Counsel Robert Henneke and Theodore Hadzi-Antich to serve as special outside counsel assisting Texas’ lead attorney Judd Stone in the state’s intervention in State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cause No. 21-1028 consolidated with 21-1060 (U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Cir.).

“TPPF is honored to join General Paxton and his team at the Texas Attorney General’s office to defend the State of Texas against this apparent collusion between the New York state coalition and Biden Administration Environmental Protection Agency,” said TPPF’s General Counsel Robert Henneke. “Together, we will defend the rule of law and oppose all efforts by the federal government to use ‘sue and settle’ strategies to circumvent the democratic process and create binding policy.”

“Robert and Theodore are exceptional attorneys and I’m proud to welcome them to our team in this critical case. As the federal government continues to ignore democratic procedure in favor of their own policy preferences, upholding the rule of law has never been more important. I look forward to working with Robert and Theodore to continue defending Texans against arbitrary and overreaching regulation,” said General Paxton.

By intervening, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana seek to defend President Trump’s ozone rule establishing environmental standards based on science, not progressive agendas.

The case is pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

View the Special Counsel Appointment of Robert Henneke, click here.

View the Special Counsel Appointment of Theodore Hadzi-Antich, click here.

View the Texas Motion to Intervene, click here.