Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Ken Kramer
  • Charles H. Rivers


  • The committee shall study:
    (a) the extent and nature of toxic air emissions from industries, small sources, and motor vehicles in Texas;
    (b) the impact of these toxic air emissions on public health and the environment of the state;
    (c) the relationship between toxic air emissions, the greenhouse effect, and global warming;
    (d) the air toxins monitoring program being conducted by the Texas Air Control Board, its effectiveness, and ways in which the program might be expanded or improved;
    (e) efforts by the Texas Air Control Board and local governments to control toxic air emissions;
    (f) efforts by Texas industries to reduce toxic air emissions and ways in which state policy and government action might encourage and facilitate such efforts; and
    (g) changes in the federal air pollution control law being adopted by Congress and modifications in Texas law that may be required to implement these changes.


Created by a proclamation issued by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House under authority vested in HCR 142. (See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 3.)

Senate members and public member Charles Rivers appointed 9/22/1989. (Letters from William P. Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, September 22, 1989. See Lieutenant Governor Hobby Appointments 70th-71st, L1803.1 P926la 1987-90 3.)

House members and public member Ken Kramer appointed 9/15/1989. (Letters from Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 15, 1989. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 3.)

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