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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

AG Pax­ton Applauds Plan to Review and Repeal the Unlaw­ful Oba­ma-Era Clean Pow­er Plan

“We appreciate the Trump administration's recognition that the NSPS's nonsensical contributions to the unlawful Clean Power Plan warrant review,” Attorney General Paxton said. “We're proud to have led a strong coalition opposing this baseless overreach, and we look forward to working with the EPA to find logical, lawful ways to protect both our environment and economy.”

April 27, 2018

AG Pax­ton Pro­tects Texas Prop­er­ty Own­ers in Set­tle­ment with Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Over Oba­ma-Era Land Grab

“This was nothing more than a desperate attempt at a parting gift from President Obama to radical environmentalists at the end of his presidency,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The Obama administration bypassed Congress to implement rules designed to perpetrate land grabs, kill energy projects and block economic development. I'm pleased the Trump administration will reconsider the rules and I am confident they will ultimately be rescinded.”

March 15, 2018

AG Pax­ton Releas­es State­ment Fol­low­ing Hear­ing on the Waters of the Unit­ed States Rule

“Legal action is well underway by the Trump administration to rescind and replace the rule while the EPA works to establish certainty across Texas and all states about what waters are subject to federal regulation,” Attorney General Paxton said. “There is no reason for the court to do anything other than enjoin the doomed WOTUS rule.”

February 23, 2018