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Environmental advocates push feds to investigate Texas’ enforcement of water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to investigate allegations that the state is failing to enforce the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists say the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s system of issuing permits has made it too easy for industries to contaminate rivers, lakes and estuaries.

Downstream from Inland Environmental & Remediation, Inc., contaminated water empties from Skull creek into the Colorado River south of Columbus, Texas, on April 14, 2019.

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