We’ve written before about the state’s Sunset Review process, a top-to-bottom look at the work of — and the need for — various state agencies. This year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or TCEQ, is one of the agencies under review.
The next Sunset Review of the TCEQ will probably be sometime around 2034, so this is an especially important opportunity for anyone who cares about Texas’ environment to make their voice heard.
The Texas Water Development Board is also going through Sunset Review — read more about that here.
As the Sunset Commission staff notes in the executive summary of its report, the TCEQ is specifically tasked with promoting public health and safety, protecting... Read More
State government decisions can have a big impact on our lives, our communities, and the natural resources we cherish.
It can be hard to know how real people can similarly shape those decisions. Luckily, in Texas, we have a process called Sunset.
97 percent of Texas is currently experiencing drought.
Every 12 years or so, the Legislature takes a hard look at the need for each and every state agency — why it exists, and what value it delivers to Texans. This is called the Sunset Review process, and it includes a deep dive into each agency’s mission, performance and operations. It generally culminates with a bill in the state legislature that keeps the state agency... Read More
Fragile Texas water systems endanger every Texan. We saw as much during the winter storm, which left more than half the state without water for days. Some outages lingered well into the spring. Starting this year, Texas has an important opportunity to fix some of its biggest water problems.... Read More