The Trump administration is planning to roll back a series of regulations that allow the meat processing industry to move forward with plans to build new plant facilities in Texas.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Surface Mining, Energy and Environment released a draft rule on Friday that would prohibit new plant construction in the state from April 1, 2019.
It would also prohibit the use of federal land for the construction of a new plant.
The rule would also apply to existing plants that are built on federal land.
In a statement, the EPA said it would review the rule and “take any appropriate action in accordance with the law.”
The rule would apply to the construction and operation of about 800 plants across the country, including 1,000 in Texas, the agency said.