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The Source: Will AACOG Funding Freeze Impact San Antonio Air?

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has frozen nearly $200,000 slotted for air improvement programs at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) for publicly posting a study the state's environmental regulator had funded without TCEQ review.

With the city teetering on the precipice of non-attainment with the Clean Air Act -- and the threat of additional mandatory regulations on cars, trucks and ozone producers -- why is the funding being frozen now? 

TCEQ declined to participate in today's segment, but provided a statement highlighting the commission's continuing air quality projects in the area, including a new air quality monitor in Floresville. The TCEQ also provided the final overview of the AACOG report.


  • Eva Ruth Moravec, staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News
  • Kevin Wolff, county commissioner and AACOG Board chair

*This is the first segment in the April 17 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM -- audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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