Join Genesis Granados, AAH’s Environmental Justice Outreach Coordinator, Stefania Tomaskovic, Ph.D., Coalition Director of the Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience and Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director at the Texas Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter as they discuss the assessment of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) by the Sunset Advisory Commission and what our work looks like going forward!
Use this link to join us at 11 AM on Friday, November 18.
What does the Sunset Advisory Commission’s Assessment of the TCEQ have to do with me?
Everytime a facility wants to build, expand or continue to operate, they have to be approved by the TCEQ, who SHOULD have your best interest in mind.
Unfortunately, the TCEQ has become little more than a rubber stamp for polluters to keep on polluting, which harms your health and the health of fenceline communities living in the shadows of these polluters.
The #txlege created a process called the ‘sunset review’ where every 12 years, communities can re-vamp Texas agencies by telling TCEQ how they can work better for them, and agencies can be remodeled, or even ‘’sunsetted.”
This year, AAH and a (literal) bus-load of community members went to Austin and participated in the Sunset Advisory Commission’s hearing of the TCEQ to testify to our experience and tell how our ‘environmental quality’ agency hasn’t been doing their job.
After this, the Sunset Advisory Commission came out with a report (that has since been adopted) where they made recommendations to how the TCEQ can work #ForOurCommunities.
You can read AAH’s statement on the report release here.