Fighting for Clean Air, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Announces Intent to Sue Valero Port Arthur

Port Arthur, TX - Alleging over 1.8 million pounds of unauthorized air pollution were released over the past 5 years by Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery, the community group and Lone Star Legal Aid client, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN), announced at a press conference today that it intends to sue Valero Energy Corporation and … Continue reading Fighting for Clean Air, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Announces Intent to Sue Valero Port Arthur

Air Quality Awareness Week is April 29 – May 3, 2019

April 29 – May 3 is Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW).  This year’s theme, “Check the AQI and Get Outside,” encourages us to learn about air quality by checking AirNow’s Air Quality Index (AQI) to find out the healthiest times for outdoor activities in your area. LSLA’s Environmental Justice Team recently caught up with EJ … Continue reading Air Quality Awareness Week is April 29 – May 3, 2019

Lone Star Legal Aid Presents Community-Specific Information on ITC Fire Disaster to Pleasantville Civic League

Harris County, TX - On Sunday, March 17, 2019, at approximately 10am, a storage tank caught fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Deer Park facility, located at 1943 Independence Parkway. Industry neighbors and multiple local agencies actively fought the fire to prevent it from spreading and to extinguish it as quickly as possible. As … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Presents Community-Specific Information on ITC Fire Disaster to Pleasantville Civic League

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Environmental Justice Team recently talked with Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston, Bakeyah Nelson, PhD, to find out more about a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) being conducted by AAH this spring. Funded by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the 500 Cities Data Challenge, the HIA will … Continue reading Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 10-16, 2019

This week marks the 20th anniversary of National Groundwater Awareness Week (NGAW).  LSLA’s Environmental Justice Team observes NGAW as we consider this vital natural resource and its importance to our lives.  This year’s theme, “Think” encourages us to think about ways that this important resource can be protected in order to ensure abundant, clean groundwater … Continue reading National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 10-16, 2019