Contact Us


All News Releases By Date


Construction Blooming Green in North Texas

Release Date: 04/07/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – April 7, 2008) The construction industry is turning a shade of green this spring thanks to the participation of local companies in the state’s Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP). This is good news for Dallas-Fort Worth, which is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.

David Copeland Sand & Gravel was awarded $253,000 in rebates to reduce 26.3 tons of pollution from their hauling and dumping operations. Other recipients include Plano-based Chavez Construction and Southlake’s Tri Dal, Ltd., with a combined award of over $128,000 and a pollution reduction of 12.8 tons.

Businesses interested in greening their fleets still have time to apply for TERP grants by the April 11, 2008, deadline. Individual application assistance is available at Community Help Desks in Arlington, Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth until April 10 to help applicants with questions. For more information, interested applicants can visit or for immediate assistance call (800) 919-8377.

TERP is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and serves as a national model for replacing and retrofitting older diesel engines. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports local efforts to encourage participation in TERP as a way to improve air quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

More about activities in EPA Region 6:

EPA audio file is available at