Politics & Government

March 29, 2011 7:40 AM

Texas Rep. Barton praises state's air quality efforts

Texas' environmental regulators are "the best in the country," and "Texas air quality is excellent," U.S. Rep. Joe Barton said last week during an event that highlighted the state's ongoing scrap with federal authorities over air quality. Last year, the EPA rejected the state's unique flexible permitting program as too lenient.

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