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hazlnut
05-27-2010, 04:10 PM
APNewsBreak: EPA may federalize Texas air program (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jXJGUPuPS9rfsQUaxlz0lS2kfjdQD9FUQ2SG0)


HOUSTON The Environmental Protection Agency may take over the entire job of regulating air quality in Texas if the state keeps violating the Clean Air Act, an EPA official told The Associated Press on Wednesday intensifying a dispute over regulating pollution from the largest U.S. refineries and petrochemical plants.

The comment by regional EPA chief Al Armendariz comes a day after he said the federal government would issue the operating permit for one refinery in Corpus Christi and planned to take over 39 other permits.

Now, Armendariz said, the agency is studying how to federalize what has always been a state job and hiring eight permitting engineers and attorneys partly to deal with Texas.

"Do we also think the deficiencies are serious enough to go that route? The answer is yes," Armendariz said. "If we have to, we will. The takeover of a state program and the federalizing of a state program is a lengthy process and doesn't happen overnight."

Rick Perry is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

FACT: Texas has a 16-year-old permitting program that never received federal approval. Their 'flexible' permits allow plants to emit double the admissible levels of toxic pollutants, including cancer-causing benzene and butadiene.

The Clean Air Act requires state-issued permits to set limits on each of the dozens of individual production units inside a plant, but Texas state permits only set a general limit on how much pollutants an entire facility can release.

The Texas' system masks pollution. Period.

Jfor
05-27-2010, 04:16 PM
go away

lacarnut
05-27-2010, 06:50 PM
My hope is that TX quits selling gasoline and water to CA pricks like you.

Constitutionally Speaking
05-27-2010, 08:22 PM
APNewsBreak: EPA may federalize Texas air program (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jXJGUPuPS9rfsQUaxlz0lS2kfjdQD9FUQ2SG0)



Rick Perry is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

FACT: Texas has a 16-year-old permitting program that never received federal approval. Their 'flexible' permits allow plants to emit double the admissible levels of toxic pollutants, including cancer-causing benzene and butadiene.

The Clean Air Act requires state-issued permits to set limits on each of the dozens of individual production units inside a plant, but Texas state permits only set a general limit on how much pollutants an entire facility can release.

The Texas' system masks pollution. Period.


If the total emissions are the same - what's the beef???

PoliCon
05-27-2010, 08:58 PM
APNewsBreak: EPA may federalize Texas air program (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jXJGUPuPS9rfsQUaxlz0lS2kfjdQD9FUQ2SG0)



Rick Perry is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

FACT: Texas has a 16-year-old permitting program that never received federal approval. Their 'flexible' permits allow plants to emit double the admissible levels of toxic pollutants, including cancer-causing benzene and butadiene.

The Clean Air Act requires state-issued permits to set limits on each of the dozens of individual production units inside a plant, but Texas state permits only set a general limit on how much pollutants an entire facility can release.

The Texas' system masks pollution. Period.

what? you got tired of posting with your phone so you thought you'd trot out this account again? :rolleyes:

Sonnabend
05-28-2010, 07:32 AM
hey look everyone, Logans Papa is back.....