Texas Commission on Environmental Questions
We are forwarding this important information regarding the Webcast that TCEQ is offering at their offices throughout the State on Tuesday, Aug. 31st. Unfortunately, CITIZENS did not receive notice of this event until FRIDAY and the end of this last week! We feel certain that INDUSTRY groups had notice well in advance of the time of our notification, and THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
We know that various environmental and citizen advocacy groups around the State are doing our best to get the word out about this, and encouraging our Members and contacts to participate as much as possible. However, since most of these organizations are run by volunteers, the majority of whom have work and family schedules to consider and are not attending because they are on the industry's payroll, We believe that the scheduling of this event hinders wider CITIZEN participation, and we are the folks that the TCEQ REALLY needs to hear from!
Whether you are able to go in person or not, here's what we are asking that you do, as a CITIZEN:
- Send an email to the TCEQ Headquarters office expressing your concerns over their disregard, once again, for the Citizens' schedules. Please copy NCTCA on your email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Suggest that for any such future events, webcasts, etc., that the TCEQ consider the schedules of working citizens and at least extend the hours of such events to 6:00, 6:30 or 7 pm to allow time for citizen participation. REMIND them that the TCEQ is under SUNSET REVIEW during the upcoming Legislative Session, and these are the kinds of things that are important to the CITIZENS of Texas!
- Mark your Calendar for our NCTCA Oct. 7th (Thurs) meeting; our Program will be:
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