I say, “Yes we can.”
Look at the Texas Clean Air Act Subchapter E on the “authority of local governments.” It states that “local government has the same power” as TCEQ “to inspect the air and to enter public or private property in its territorial jurisdiction to determine if the level of air contaminants in an area in its territorial jurisdiction and the emissions from a source meet the levels set by [TCEQ] or a municipality's governing body.”
It goes on to state that municipalities have the power to “enact and enforce an ordinance for the control and abatement of air pollution, or any other ordinance, not inconsistent with this chapter or the commission’s rules or orders.”
That’s why Southlake, Hurst, and other cities require air quality monitoring. Because they can. We can too. What else can we do that they say we can’t do?