Although the TCEQ is the main regulator of polluters and the main enforcer of pollution permits, you might be surprised at the amount of power your local governments have to inspect permitted facilities to check for problems, to initiate enforcement proceedings against polluters, and, even, to pass ordinances that help control sources of pollution.  Please follow the link, immediately below, to a short paper on some of the powers you local government likely has to help you.

What Can Your Local Governments Do to Help with Pollution Problems?