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Efficiency in Environmental Permitting: How Texas Rates Among Key States Across the Nation

Permitting regulations that are too lax or not enforced adequately can mean life or death for residents living near pollution sources; it can mean an entire city drinking from a contaminated water source; it can be the difference between a dream home and a nightmare when homeowners find toxic waste seeping from the ground on their property.   The role the TCEQ plays in issuing permits for various entities across the state is a life-threatening role and the agency and state legislature must treat it as such.

Overall, our research found that permitting procedures in Texas are shorter and more efficient than most of the other 13 states we examined. 

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