08 Sep '17, 4pm

Week 33: The EPA Has No Time for Texas

Week 33: The EPA Has No Time for Texas

Welcome to our weekly Trump v. Earth column, in which onEarth reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies. Pruitt image courtesy Gage Skidmore The Dog Ate My Pollution Remediation Plan Lawyers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a federal judge late last week that they needed more time to produce a plan to reduce air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Texas. Thankfully, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said no . The EPA has been under court order to submit its air pollution remediation program for the state for more than five years, which seems like more than enough time. I’ve written in the past about how unprepared Scott Pruitt’s EPA has been in meeting its obligations. Whenever a deadline or a court date arises, Pruitt’s lawyers traipse over to the courthouse to beg for more time. They wanted more time to review the Clean P...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/week-33-epa-has-no-time-texas

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