Stephanie Bergeron Perdue Should Head the TCEQ

Posted on March 1, 2020


Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, Stephanie Perdue, Stephanie Bergeron Perdue TCEQ, Stephanie Perdue TCEQ, TCEQ, Toby Baker, Michael Honeycutt, L'Oreal Stepney, Tiffany Bredfeldt, Texas Commission on Environmental QualityTwo recent posts have explained why finding something positive to say about an employee of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or TCEQ, Texas’s equivalent of the EPA, presents the writer with a challenge.

The testimony of two of its employees groundlessly coerced an unconstitutional speech injunction against the writer in 2013, a couple of years after one of its deputy directors, L’Oreal Stepney, publicly declaimed “censorship…is wrong” and not a practice the agency condoned.

The censorship order, or prior restraint as such orders are known in the law, could be thought of as a restraining order that forbids a defendant from talking about something. In this instance, the author was prohibited from talking about his experiences in court with a lying plaintiff employed by the TCEQ in any way, including “by word of mouth,” which notwithstanding the neo-Stalinist political ethos that prevails in today’s courts is completely illegal in the United States of America. The lying plaintiff was supported in court by another director of the TCEQ, who also gave misleading testimony.

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The unlawful order stood for five years and was only dissolved because its petitioners sought to have the author imprisoned for its alleged violation, and, according to sworn testimony given in evidence, the TCEQ had independently censored the writer before any ruling of the court was entered.

This has led the writer to form the opinion, and he’s not alone in such criticisms of the TCEQ, that the agency is hypocritical, shady, and contemptuous of facts and law inconvenient to its own ends.

Ironically it’s precisely for this reason that the writer finds he can say something in support of a TCEQ staff member, namely, that the TCEQ should be run by its present deputy executive director, Stephanie Bergeron Perdue, who has been with the agency for over 20 years and who has previously served as interim executive director and reportedly applied for the top job and been passed over. Austin American-Statesman reporter Asher Price seems to think she didn’t get a fair shake.

Besides holding a bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film, Mrs. Perdue is a lawyer, and considering the agency’s seeming disregard for the law, having someone in charge who understood media optics and might know better than anyone else in the room how to navigate legal loopholes and dodge accountability just seems commonsensical.

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*Stephanie Perdue is also a wife and the mother of a son. If she’s unfazed by her subordinates’ treatment of the writer, who is also someone’s son, as are a majority of those similarly abused (and they are legion), then the writer believes she epitomizes the hardnosed practical lack of sentimentality that should distinguish the leader of an ethically dubious government agency like the TCEQ.