Public Citizen Protests EPA’s Suspension of Environmental Rules During Pandemic

By Adrian Shelley, Public Citizen Seven months after Hurricane Harvey, Texas public health experts noticed that Gov. Greg Abbott had failed to lift a suspension of environmental rules he’d enacted during the devastating 2017 storm.  Thousands of Gulf Coast industrial sites were still running without rules banning excessive air and water pollution. The experts wrote Abbott and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality asking them to reinstate the rules protecting public health. Two days later, the state complied.  What took so long? And what about the tons of air, water, […]