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August 17, 2019 is National Nonprofit Day

Right now someone is contributing their time to helping others, playing with animals or caring for the elderly. Take some time to recognize the nonprofit organizations in your community who are dedicated to public benefit. National Nonprofit Day recognizes more than a nonprofit’s altruistic goals, but the positive impacts they have had on their community … Continue reading August 17, 2019 is National Nonprofit Day

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

A Hidden Crime: 30 Million Victims Trapped in Human Trafficking

Today, the globe recognizes World Day Against Trafficking.  WDAT is an annual event promoting awareness and prevention of the human trafficking crisis as a massive worldwide problem. On average, 30 million victims of human trafficking are sold globally. Victims are made up of 51 percent women, 28 percent children and 21 percent men. Statistics also … Continue reading A Hidden Crime: 30 Million Victims Trapped in Human Trafficking