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Texas Federalism

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Texas and Federalism Assignment Texas has had a history of suing the government. Since 2008 Texas has sued the government 40 times, winning 7 times, losing 10 and 16 still being decided. Case Texas lost: In 2011 Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia and several other industry groups sued Environmental Protection Agency over a Cross state pollution rule, also known as the transport rule. For years, the Environmental Protection Agency had implemented rules to cut emissions dating back to 1998. They identified twenty-seven states which included Texas that were considered “upwind” states. They believed that these states significantly affected the quality air in “downwind” states. The lawyers for the state argued that the rule would hurt job

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