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About TCEQNews

TCEQNews is an online, direct-to-the-public news source that focuses on providing timely and insightful reports about environmental issues affecting the state of Texas.

Our ad-free publication is centered on the activities of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which has regulatory authority over a wide variety of industries and public facilities affecting the quality of air and water, and the proper disposal of waste. The TCEQ’s work is important to every person in Texas because it has an impact on public health and the environment. That’s why getting accurate, concise information directly to the public is so vital.

This publication is the work of our staff writer:

  • Brian McGovern

And our supporting staff:

  • Aaron Gallup, videographer
  • Rob Burneson, videographer
  • Jim Elliot, photographer
  • Khrysi Briggs, copy editor
  • Renee Carlson, copy editor
  • Elizabeth Ellison, social media

Our articles are not copyrighted and may be reproduced. (Photos and graphics that are credited to other sources may not be used without their permission.) Please credit the TCEQ for material used and email a link or PDF to Also see our linking policy.

Information and tools for members of the media can be found on the TCEQ Media Relations webpage.

News tips, general comments, and questions for any TCEQ news product can be directed to or to 512-239-5000.

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