Texas Department Of Environmental Quality

    environmental quality

  • Environmental quality is a set of properties and characteristics of the environment, either generalized or local, as they impinge on human beings and other organisms.
  • An estimated 25 percent of preventable illnesses worldwide can be attributed to environmental factors, including air, water, soil, and exposure to toxins. While African Americans and Hispanics make up only 25 percent of the U.S.
  • A measure of the condition of an environment (soil, water, air) relative to the requirements of one or more species and/or to any human need or purpose.

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  • the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • James A. Michener’s Texas (also called Texas) is a 1994 made for TV movie directed by Richard Lang and starring Stacy Keach, Benjamin Bratt, Rick Schroder, Patrick Duffy and many other actors.
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  • A state in the southern US, on the border with Mexico, with a coastline on the Gulf of Mexico; pop. 20,851,820; capital, Austin; statehood, Dec. 29, 1845 (28). The area was part of Mexico until 1836, when it declared independence, became a republic, and began to work for admittance to the US as a state

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An Interactive History of the Clean Air Act: Scientific and Policy Perspectives
An Interactive History of the Clean Air Act: Scientific and Policy Perspectives
The Clean Air Act of 1970 set out for the United States a basic, yet ambitious, objective to reduce pollution to levels that protect health and welfare. The Act set out state and federal regulations to limit emissions and the Environmental Protection Agency was established to help enforce the regulations. The Act has since had several amendments, notably in 1977 and 1990, and has successfully helped to increase air quality. This book reviews the history of the Clean Air Act of 1970 including the political, business, and scientific elements that went into establishing the Act, emphasizing the importance that scientific evidence played in shaping policy. The analysis then extends to examine the effects of the Act over the past forty years including the Environmental Protection Agency’s evolving role and the role of states and industry in shaping and implementing policy. Finally, the book offers best practices to guide allocation of respective government and industry roles to guide sustainable development.
The history and analysis of the Clean Air Act presented in this book illustrates the centrality of scientific analysis and technological capacity in driving environmental policy development. It would be useful for policy makers, environmental scientists, and anyone interested in gaining a clearer understand of the interaction of science and policy.

Offers an overview of the 1970 Clean Air Act and its subsequent effects
Highlights the relationship between policy and scientific discovery
Extracts lessons from the United States to apply to other policy and national contexts

West Texas Marsh Lands

West Texas Marsh Lands
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The Balmorhea State Park Cienega Project, which recreated a desert wetland in West Texas, has won a 1998 Texas Quality Initiative Award for "innovation" from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and its cooperative partners. Described as a "classic win-win situation by organizations ranging from the Texas Organization for Endangered Species to the Cotton Council, the Balmorhea Cienega Project conceived by the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) was awarded the TQI award for its unprecedented cooperative effort among the local farming community, and a host of state and federal agencies. The pacesetting project spearheaded by TPW fisheries biologist Dr. Gary Garrett brought together such diverse interests as the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency with the Texas Department of Agriculture, TxDOT, Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Reeves County Water Improvement District #1. Special acknowledgment goes to TPW staff David Riskind, Delton Daugherty, Kelly Bryan, Michael Young, and Tom Johnson.

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Some Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers (TSFR) Community Based Organization (CBO) members and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Assistant Chief James Gore tour Henry Day’s farm in Millican, TX on Jan. 30, 2013. Day spoke about the benefits he has reaped from USDA’s NRC’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which includes conservation practices such as grass planting, cross fencing and pond establishment.

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