A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has proposed to end the state’s renewable portfolio standard. From the Austin American-Statesman article:
“”We have done what we intended to accomplish,” said Fraser, whose bill also ends the special process of building transmission lines to deliver power from far-flung wind farms to the state’s cities.”
- Members of the House Science Committee questioned whether the Enviornmental Protectoin Agency’s proposal to lower ozone concentration levels would improve respiratory health. From The Hill’s report:
“There is no concrete evidence to support a lower standard for ozone before we have even complied with the last standard,” said Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas). “If anything, more research needs to be done,” he added, while accusing the EPA of using “a very limited set of studies.”
- The Hill also reports legal experts testified Tuesday that a House amendment to a section of the Clean Air Act prohibits the EPA and its proposed Clean Power Plan from regulating sources of pollutants that are already regulated by another section of the act.