Residents Continue to Fight Expansion of Greenhouse Road Landfill as TCEQ Director Declares Permit Meets Requirements of Applicable Law

Designed by Anya Gallant, Community Impact Newsletter On September 13, the Executive Director (ED) of Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a formal response to public comments from hundreds of community members who are opposed to a major amendment on Municipal Solid Waste Permit (MSW) #1599B for Greenhouse Road Landfill, a Type IV Landfill … Continue reading Residents Continue to Fight Expansion of Greenhouse Road Landfill as TCEQ Director Declares Permit Meets Requirements of Applicable Law

Prepared, Not scared. Part 3: Checking Your Flood Risk

Bringing over 40 inches of rain to the Upper Texas Coast, many communities are just beginning to assess the damages left behind by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Only two years after Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall, Imelda submerged some areas left untouched by Harvey, while also striking hard-hit communities that are still struggling to recover from Harvey’s … Continue reading Prepared, Not scared. Part 3: Checking Your Flood Risk

Fighting Climate Change in Texas

Cities across the United States have begun to address Climate Change.  On July 25th, 2019, the City of Houston joined these efforts by releasing a Draft Climate Action Plan to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as a pathway to meet the Paris Agreement.   Funded in part by CenterPoint Energy and the Jacob and Terese … Continue reading Fighting Climate Change in Texas

Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN)’s Notice of Intent to Sue Leads to State’s Suit against Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery

Port Arthur, TX – Community group and LSLA client Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) previously announced that it planned to sue Valero Energy Corporation and its subsidiary, Premcor Refining Group, Inc. (collectively, “Valero”), in federal court for hundreds of violations of the Clean Air Act totaling over 1.8 million pounds of unauthorizedair pollution released by Valero’s Port Arthur refinery since May 2014. Teaming up with LSLA community partners Environment Texas and Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, the environmental groups’ May 22 “notice of intent to … Continue reading Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN)’s Notice of Intent to Sue Leads to State’s Suit against Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery

Friends of Eastwood Park, Non-Profit Skater Group, Gives Voice to their Community

Second Ward, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood on the East End of Houston, has been quickly gentrifying in recent months as private development moves into the neighborhood, taking advantage of the area’s close proximity to downtown and neighborhoods on the City’s near East side that have already become gentrified. As the community transforms, long-time residents are … Continue reading Friends of Eastwood Park, Non-Profit Skater Group, Gives Voice to their Community