Making a Splash: L’Oreal Stepney named Texas Rainmaker

Ambitious, hardworking, leader are just a few words that have been used to describe L’Oreal Stepney, Deputy Executive Director for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, time and time again. L’Oreal has been named the Texas Water Foundation’s 2022 Rainmaker of the Year. The Rainmaker of the Year acknowledges exceptional leaders who are making lasting … Continue reading Making a Splash: L’Oreal Stepney named Texas Rainmaker

TCEQ’s New Chief Toxicologist – Sabine S. Lange, Ph.D., DABT

“People with passion are the lifeblood of any career, bringing innovation and dedication that benefits all those around them.”   Determining safe levels of human exposure to the many chemicals and other substances in a state as vast and industrialized as Texas is a critically important – and seriously scrutinized – undertaking. As a state … Continue reading TCEQ’s New Chief Toxicologist – Sabine S. Lange, Ph.D., DABT

Why Does Illegal Dumping Happen? How You Can Prevent It

Most people want to live in a safe and clean world, but when illegal dumping happens, communities and the environment are threatened. Did you know that a seemingly discarded couch in a field or rolled away old car tire that became a mosquito hotel are examples of illegal dumping? Illegal dumping is defined by TCEQ … Continue reading Why Does Illegal Dumping Happen? How You Can Prevent It

Summertime Blues

TCEQ Keeps an Eye on the Sky – and its Drought Monitor The state of Texas isn’t always in a drought - it just feels that way. From brown lawns, wildfires, restriction notices, and even sometimes water shortages, droughts make their presence known. There are times – and this year is shaping up to be … Continue reading Summertime Blues

What’s in a name?

Projections show the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season will likely be hot and heavy – the only thing that’s changed are the names Before the start of every hurricane season, the World Meteorological Organization assigns a list of names for tropical storms in alphabetical order. The names are cycled in and out every six years, although … Continue reading What’s in a name?