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AG Pax­ton Defends Ener­gy Com­pa­nies Against Pub­lic Nui­sance Claim

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in support of the defendant energy companies in Delaware v. BP America, Inc. Delaware’s common law public-nuisance claim, which alleges that energy companies knowingly promoted the use of fossil fuels that cause global warming, is in reality a disguised effort to regulate interstate pollution – which the Constitution reserves to federal common law, not state law.  

March 23, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Biden Admin­is­tra­tion to Rein­state the Trans­port of Liq­ue­fied Nat­ur­al Gas to Improve U.S. Ener­gy Independence

Attorney General Ken Paxton and 24 attorneys general sent a letter to the Biden Administration reiterating that the Proposed Rule suspending the transport of liquified natural gas (LNG) by rail will greatly impact the ability of the nation to achieve energy independence.

March 01, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Push­es Back Against Biden EPA’s War Against Texas Oil & Gas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition challenging the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on vehicle emissions.

February 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Com­ment Let­ter to FERC Oppos­ing Pro­posed Reg­u­la­tions on Green­house Gas Emissions 

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined several states in a comment letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions arising from new natural gas projects. 

January 11, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Let­ter Oppos­ing EPA’s New Severe Air Qual­i­ty Standards

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a multistate letter filed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

December 20, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Announces $15.3 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment Reached in Texas City Y Oil Spill Nat­ur­al Resource Dam­age Case

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce a $15.3 million settlement of the Texas City Y Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage (NRDA) matter.

December 01, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Envi­ron­men­tal Case Law­suit Announces Expect­ed $3.35 Mil­lion Settlement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, named E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and Performance Materials, NA, Inc., in an environmental lawsuit filed on October 13th in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

October 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: The EPA’s Ozone Rule Would Impose Cost­ly and Unnec­es­sary Reg­u­la­tions on San Antonio

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final action designating Bexar County a nonattainment area for the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone.

October 09, 2019 | Press Release