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What You Should Know / June 1, 2010 -- The EPA, saying Texas' system of regulating industrial air pollution violates federal law, stripped the state of jurisdiction over one of its biggest permits Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency's takeover of a key permit governing Flint Hills Resources' East Corpus Christi refinery marks a widening gulf between federal regulators and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The EPA, for now, has stopped short of seizing control of the state's entire air-pollution permitting system. But the agency's top regional official said he is preparing to take over more Texas permits and is insisting the state make basic changes.

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