Delivering on the Unrealized Potential of Senate Bill 3

More than a decade in the making, this report provides a comprehensive analysis of the history and current state of Texas’ landmark environmental flows oversight process as established by Senate Bill 3 (SB 3). Noted environmental flows expert, Myron Hess, assesses the mandates laid out by SB 3 and their implementation status a decade into the process.

While his findings are deeply concerning, Hess also lays out a path forward, providing specific, workable solutions for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the state legislature to revive the SB 3 process and protect the state’s endangered natural heritage.

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