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Agencies Teach Law Officers To Better Combat Trashing

Our series Trashing East Texas is prompting more action by law enforcement and public officials.

Some state agencies are educating them in illegal dumping laws so they can better enforce those laws.

Today, a workshop was held at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler. It's the first of a series over the next couple of months, put on by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Their goal is to find better ways to combat the littering problem.

"Hopefully, this will help to settle some of the illegal outdoor burning issues and also the local control of illegal dumping issues, and make the rules a little bit more clear and a little bit more concise," Julie Burnfield, ETCOG's solid waste coordinator, said.

Close to 40 people, including county commissioners and constables, attended the litter abatement workshop.

Julie Tam, reporting.


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