AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: What American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation Means for Texas. This report discusses a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States on December 10, 2013, to determine the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).

“If implemented, CSAPR could lead to a 20 percent increase in electric rates and also cost Texas jobs,” said Josiah Neeley, Policy Analyst for TPPF’s Armstrong Center for Energy and Environment. “Over the past five years, EPA has issued an avalanche of new regulations that do little but hinder growth and prosperity. Texas has challenged more than a dozen of these rules, but this is the first to reach the Supreme Court.”

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Josiah Neeley is a policy analyst for the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.


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