Bill Would End TCEQ Compliance History Program

A program that gives the public information — albeit limited — about the compliance history of facilities overseen by the state's main environmental agency would end under a bill House lawmakers will consider this week. In the aftermath of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, environmental groups say the measure is a mistake. 

State Rep. Wayne Smith's House Bill 1714, which is scheduled for a preliminary vote in the House on Wednesday, would discontinue the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's so-called compliance history program, which rates every owner or operator of a facility regulated by ...

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