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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 29, 2013

The state of Texas believes the Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Such disputes over carbon emissions have pitted environmental regulators against industry for years. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over this question – and the state of […]

The state of Texas believes the Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Such disputes over carbon emissions have pitted environmental regulators against industry for years. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over this question – and the state of Texas is weighing in. We’ll find out why, and consider the implications of what may be argued before the High Court, on today’s edition of Houston Matters.

Also this hour, Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talks with Valerie Plame, the former CIA covert officer who was outed as such by then Bush Administration official Lewis Libby. The leak effectively ended her career with the CIA. She now writes spy novels, and was in Houston last week on a book tour.

Plus, a federal judge Monday struck down a portion of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature this summer, which were due to take effect today. We’ll discuss the implications of the ruling with KUHF’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel.

And we talk with KUHF’s State Impact reporter Dave Fehling about some of the stories he’s reported on over the last year.

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