17 Other States File Lawsuit Challenging New Federal Rules Designed to Push the Obama Administration’s Environmental Agenda

Texas, 17 Other States File Lawsuit Challenging New Federal Rules Designed to Push the Obama Administration’s Environmental Agenda

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and 17 other states filed a lawsuit challenging overreaching new federal rules that broadly expand the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species. The multi-state lawsuit charges that the stringent rules would allow the federal government “to designate areas as occupied critical habitat, containing the physical and biological features essential to conservation, even when those areas are neither occupied nor contain those features.” […]