Commissioners Pass Resolution for Dallas County Environmental Protection
Dallas County Commissioners attack TCEQ performance
By Ken Kalthoff

NBCDFW.com
Aug 6, 2019

Dallas County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday calling for tougher environmental protection from the Texas Commission on Environment Quality

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….”We are asking TCEQ, please do your job,” Commissioner Elba Garcia said.

“TCEQ, I’ve said it publicly in our hearings, they are the problem,” County Commissioner John Wiley Price said.

“And with support from counties across the state, from officials across the state, we’re going to build that power with TCEQ and show them that they can’t say no to all of us,” he said

“Enforcement is one of the biggest issues. You have rules on the books, but you don’t have the means of them being monitored or enforced. So, companies will often do as little as they can do until they are actually forced to do what they’re supposed to do,” Patterson said.

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