Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples jointly asked EPA to reconsider its Endangerment Finding for GHGs and filed a Petition for Review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging the Endangerment Finding. In its petition, Texas makes two main allegations: 1) the Endangerment Finding is based on a fundamentally flawed methodology, and 2) that methodology was legally unsupported. The petitioners complain that the EPA outsourced its scientific assessment to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — laying out a long list of failings by the IPCC's top climate scientists, including not using peer-reviewed studies, misusing the peer-review process to exclude contrary findings, colluding to hide research flaws, and collaborating to obstruct Freedom of Information requests. According to Abbott, "[i]n light of the parade of controversies and improper conduct that has been uncovered, we know that the IPCC cannot be relied upon for objective, unbiased science — so EPA should not rely upon it to reach a decision that will hurt small businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the larger Texas economy." The crux of Texas' argument is that the EPA administrator did not make her own, independent decision.