The COVID-19 Crisis Should NOT be ‘Christmas Come Early’ for Polluters

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) are letting polluters use the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to avoid regulations put in place to protect public health and the environment. These actions preceded a similar step taken by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The RRC regulates most oil and gas operations in Texas, while the TCEQ regulates most other discharges into water and air and onto land.

Please email state regulators at the TCEQ and RRC TODAY and tell them NOT to waive protections put in place to protect public health!