Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Could the EPA turn off the Lights in Texas

Courtsey of the PUC
Jon-David spoke with PUC Chairman Donna Nelson today about the EPA working to close down 2 power plants in Texas that when closed down would assure rolling blackouts in the Winter/Summer.  She told Jon-David the PUC will bring a suit in court next week asking for stay.

Stories about the on-going war between Texas and the EPA:

At a hearing today in Austin, state power companies and members of various commissions slammed the Environmental Protection Agency because of a measure aimed at reducing emissions from power plants in 27 states, including Texas.
Critics of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule say it could cause rolling blackouts and the loss of much-needed jobs in Texas and blamed the EPA for not affording the state due process to comment before handing down a January 1, 2012 deadline.  Read more here.

Find more stories in the links below:





Courtesy of the EPA
Since being named President Obama’s cabinet member in charge of environmental protection, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has been named one Newsweek’s “Most Important People in 2010,” featured on Time Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 lists of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, listed in Essence Magazine’s “40 Women Who Have Influenced the World,” and profiled in O Magazine for her work to protect our nation’s air, water and land from pollution that threatens human health.

Jackson leads EPA’s efforts to protect the health and environment for all Americans. She and a staff of more than 18,000 professionals are working across the nation to usher in a green economy, address health threats from pollution in our air, water and land, and renew the public’s trust in EPA’s work.  Continue to read her bio here.

You can contact Lisa P. Jackson by e-mail at jackson.lisap@epa.gov


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