Biden highway climate rule struck down by Texas judge: 'Unauthorized'

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A U.S. justice ruled against the Biden medication successful a determination astir a highway clime rule connected Wednesday.

The regularisation was issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) successful December 2023. It requires states to measurement and study the greenhouse state emissions from immoderate vehicles utilizing the U.S. road system.

The regularisation besides asked states to found declining c dioxide targets, and to study backmost astir advancement connected those goals. Texas sued the DOT successful response.

U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix, a Trump appointee, ruled successful favour of Texas and wrote connected Wednesday that "the regularisation was unauthorized."

TEXAS GOVT PUSHING ACTION THAT COULD 'KNEECAP' NEW FOSSIL FUEL GENERATION, DESTABILIZE GRID, EXPERTS WARN

Split representation  of road  with Texas flag

A Texas justice ruled against the Biden medication successful a suit against a road regularisation from the Department of Transportation. (Getty Images)

While issuing the regularisation 3 months ago, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that it "will supply states with a wide and accordant model to way c contamination and the flexibility to acceptable their ain clime targets."

In a December statement, the bureau of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the DOT "does not person the statutory authorization to institute specified a rule, and the mandate violates the Administrative Procedure Act."

"Further, the regularisation is arbitrary and capricious and violates the Spending Clause by impermissibly restricting the usage of national funds by requiring TxDOT to instrumentality the greenhouse state measure."

CALIFORNIA'S GRID FACES COLLAPSE AS LEADERS PUSH RENEWABLES, ELECTRIC VEHICLES, EXPERTS SAY

Pete Buttigieg speaking successful  NYC

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a property league connected June 28, 2021, successful New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Texas is besides suing the Biden medication implicit a climate-related crushed successful a abstracted lawsuit. Last week, a radical of 16 Republican states filed a suit against the Department of Energy (DOE)'s intermission of large liquefied earthy state (LNG) export terminal projects.

"Biden’s unilateral decree disregards statutory mandates, flouts the ineligible process, upends the lipid and state industry, disrupts the Texas economy, and subverts our law structure," Paxton said connected Mar. 21.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton makes a connection astatine his office, May 26, 2023, successful Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Fox News Digital reached retired to the DOT for comment.

Reuters and Fox News Digital's Thomas Catenacci contributed to this report.

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