Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2010
Contact: Tina Tran, 512-463-0113

Texas Legislators Write President Obama in Support of Recent EPA Actions

Austin, TX – Twenty-four Texas legislators signed a joint letter to President Barack Obama expressing their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent actions to ensure that Texas' air permitting program fully complies with the Clean Air Act.

Recently, the EPA directed three Texas facilities with deficient air quality permits to seek federally authorized permits directly from the EPA rather than from the state environmental agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The letter points out that "the environmental regulations in the Clean Air Act better all of our lives, and it is to everyone's benefit that they be enforced."

The letter's signatories are:

* A pdf of the letter is attached.