Pape: State ‘betrays’ Bastrop County by allowing Cedar Creek waste site

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has approved a permit for a waste transfer station proposed in Cedar Creek despite strong opposition from residents, the Capital Area Council of Governments and Bastrop County and state officials.

“We have been betrayed by TCEQ on this in two ways,” Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape wrote in an email, obtained by the Bastrop Advertiser, to state Sen. Kirk Watson’s office. “First, they issued the registration before the applicant applied for and receive a local development permit. That puts a lot of pressure on us. Second, they disregarded CAPCOG’s review and recommendation against the permit. This is a bad precedence for every (council of government) in Texas.”…Read more on Austin American-Statesman