September is National Preparedness Month and, at TCEQ, preparing for natural disasters is a year-round effort. Part of that effort includes taking part in the Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup. About once a year, the NDOW meets to ensure the agencies responding to natural disasters in Texas, such as hurricanes, are all on the same page. … Continue reading This is (not just) a drill: How the NDOW prepares for natural disasters in Texas
Why "flushable" wipes aren't really flushable We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Flushable wipes are not actually flushable. “But Brian,” you’re asking, “The packaging on these disposable wipes clearly states that this product is, in fact, flushable. What’s the big deal?” Marketers of disposable wipes are selling convenience. It’s easy to assume … Continue reading Don’t Flush that!
As we enter National Preparedness Month, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is thankful to have Anthony Buck as its Emergency Response Coordinator. Buck was recently awarded the public service commendation medal—the fourth highest public service decoration the U.S. Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian—from the Army’s Sixth Civil Support Team for exceptional … Continue reading TCEQ Emergency Response Coordinator Awarded Public Service Commendation Medal
This week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released its Recycling Market Development Plan. The plan is an analysis of the current state of recycling in Texas, including the economic impact of recycling, as well as estimates of how much recyclable material is thrown away instead of being recycled. In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature … Continue reading Don’t Trash That: TCEQ Releases Recycling Market Development Plan
While the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was a tragedy for the Gulf Coast, a silver lining—if you can even call it that—is the RESTORE Act. The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act, also known as the RESTORE Act, aims to restore and protect the natural resources, … Continue reading Texas continues to RESTORE the Gulf Coast through land acquisition grants