The Dallas Morning News published an editorial yesterday stating that the "Commission on Environmental Quality has morphed into the Commission for Protecting Business Interests."
The DMN goes on to say that
"If the TCEQ is committed to protecting business interests, perhaps that should be its new directive. Then state leaders could create an agency that actually focuses on environmental quality."
Good points. But they're the same good points I, and others, made several years ago.
Where's the Dallas Morning News been on this issue the past few years?
Maybe if the newspapers had been on top of what's been happening, maybe the TCEQ would not have felt so free to be so corrupt.
In all the years and all the meetings and all the hearings I attended while living in Midlothian that involved the TCEQ, I never once saw local environmental reporters there. But industry leaders? They were there in droves.
So now the DMN is shocked, SHOCKED, that no one at the state level is protecting human health, and, in fact, is aiding industries to pollute at will.
Welcome to my world.