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07/07 12:01 pm

July 7, 2017


Leadership, not rhetoric, will help make our community safer, stronger, and prosperous.



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06/20 10:55 am

June 20, 2017 (Houston)

James SmithBy James Smith – “Environmental Alert” (Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP)

On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Sessions issued a one page memorandum (“the Sessions

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06/13 3:45 pm

(Houston) – June 13, 2017 – Note from the Editor


My responses to the TCEQ Commissioner’s Question of me and the Austin American Statesman Article about my commissioner candidacy:



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06/13 7:37 am

Gulf Winds International, Inc. successfully completes its 2016 emissions reporting with SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay’s Partner tools are used to measure progress toward cleaner

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06/08 8:01 am

(Austin) – June 8, 2017 – Note from the Editor


Below is a copy of yesterday’s speech imploring TCEQ to begin simplifying the environmental regulatory system.


Jed - commissioner



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06/05 9:00 am

(Houston) – June 5, 2017 – Note from the Editor

Will TCEQ choose to incorporate regulatory self-discipline into their lives on Wednesday . . . or choose the path of business as

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05/30 9:30 am

(Houston) – May 30, 2017 – Letter from the Editor –

Do the TCEQ Commissioners have the courage to tell staff they are wrong when it comes to the need to simplify the regulatory system

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05/26 10:42 am

(Houston) – May 26, 2017

Trump’s formal budget cuts EPA spending by 30 percent.

$8.2 billion is eliminated.

Over 3,000 staff . . . gone.

Less Money to TCEQ

Less money will

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05/19 10:59 am

(Houston) May 19, 2017

The TCEQ Chief Clerk today set June 7th as the date that TCEQ Commissioners will decide whether to begin a concerted effort to move in the direction of simplifying

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05/15 7:01 pm

Decision to begin decreasing rather than increasing the complexity and size of the Texas environmental regulatory system is now less than 30 days away

(Houston) – May 15, 2017


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