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Natural Outlook, Fall 2009

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Enhancing Dam Safety in Texas

The TCEQ Dam Safety Program, which monitors and regulates both private and public dams in Texas, is expanding.

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Using Water Wisely

Drought contingency planning helps keep the water flowing for Texans.

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Partnership Protects "America’s Sea"

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance releases an action plan to address the challenges facing the world's ninth largest body of water.

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New Laws Address Agency Priorities

In addition to passing 235 bills that affect TCEQ programs and address agency priorities, the 81st Texas Legislature funded TCEQ programs for another two-year cycle.

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Environmental Excellence Takes Center Stage

Winners of the 2009 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are recognized for outstanding achievements in environmental preservation and protection.

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TCEQ Water Program Fees Increase

Revised rules, designed to ensure that sufficient funds are available to cover the cost of TCEQ water-program activities in the state for the 2010–2011 biennium, went into effect on July 30, 2009.

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TCEQ Strike Team

The TCEQ Emergency Response Strike Team is ready for storm duty.

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