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A better coverage of showers and thunderstorms will begin tomorrow with the best coverage of rain around Thursday and Friday. Some locally heavy rains will be possible with gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes in the heavier cells. Withe more clouds, temperatures will be a little cooler for afternoon highs.
Supreme Court to hear Texas' case on EPA rules
HOUSTON (AP) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear the state's arguments against federal rules to block greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and refineries.
The court said Tuesday it would hear Texas' argument that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate that pollution.
Abbott says the EPA has overstepped its authority, and that the regulations threaten Texas jobs and employers.
The EPA says it can regulate such emissions based on a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that states automobile emissions of greenhouses gases can be considered air pollutants. A federal appeals court has upheld the agency's interpretation that the ruling also applies to such emissions from power plants and refineries.
Texas leads the nation in greenhouse gas emissions and industrial pollution.