We've previously discussed how Washington D.C. is the greatest threat facing Texas; WatchdogWire has a great example:
The project would have created an estimated 3,900 jobs (1,300 directly and 2,600 indirectly). So why cancel it? According to the CEO of the project’s parent company, Chase Power, the Environmental Protection Agency got in the way.
“The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Environmentalists were opposed to the project, claiming that the plant would make it harder for certain people to breathe. The cancellation of the plant, however, could make it harder for 3,900 people to find jobs.