Position Statement

1. Properly implemented regulation of the geosciences through professional licensure is an effective tool that serves to protect the health, safety, and economic welfare of all Texans.


2. Technically defensible regulation of the practice of geoscience increases the overall quality of geoscientific work available to the public and policy decision makers.


3. Texas citizens, and those practicing geoscience for the public, are best served by an independent geoscience board (Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists).


4. We support the effective application of the exemptions as stated in the Texas Geoscience Act (Sec. 1002.252).