Review Of Texas Enviro Regulators Dodges Fed Fight

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 4:51 PM EST) -- An audit of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has avoided wading into the state regulator's high-profile fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, issuing a recommendation backing the agency's continued existence and suggesting some changes to its operational functions.

The report released Thursday by the state's Sunset Advisory Commission — created in 1977 to identify and eliminate waste and inefficiency in Texas agencies — said that Texas had a “continuing need” for the TCEQ in order to protect the state's air and water quality, ensure...
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