Adrian Shelley quoted by Bloomberg Law regarding increased emissions of harmful carcinogen in Texas
By Paul Stinson
Adrian Shelley, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office in Austin, said the proposed state revision showed Texas differentiating itself from the rest of the country, and is the latest chapter in weaker Texas regulations.
“The general trend nationwide is toward tighter standards upon receipt of new evidence of increasing appreciation of the toxicity and the health impacts of the various chemicals we’re all exposed to,” he said in a phone interview. “The trend of review and revision of air toxic standards at TCEQ under the present toxicology director Michael Honeycutt has been toward weakening standards.”