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Look at How Lawsuits Shape Regulation


There is still time for the public to comment on an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce smog in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park.

This haze is nothing new, a lot of it comes from coal power plants far away from Big Bend. State and federal officials have been trying to fight it for years, and most recently the EPA stepped in with its own proposal, reports State Impact correspondent Mose Buchele.

That queued up some outrage in Texas over federal overreach. But the proposal wasn’t exactly the product of the EPA’s own initiative. It was prompted by a lawsuit brought against the agency by environmental groups, says Buchele