The Facts

* EPA’s Cross-State Rule requires Texas to reduce its SO2 emissions by nearly half, far beyond its own contribution to interstate pollution.

* All six of the criteria pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act have fallen substantially in recent decades. Ambient levels of carbon monoxide fell 82% between 1980 and 2010. SO2 fell 76% and NO2 fell 52%. 

* Over 60 planned industrial projects in Texas have been waiting more than a year for GHG permits from the EPA. 


* Texas must continue to develop State Implementation Plans and permitting mechanisms based on rigorous science and local circumstances.

* Texas should continue to lawfully resist EPA air quality standards unjustified by science or law.