Environmental Groups Demand EPA Investigate Texas Industrial Plant for Pollution-Driven Civil Rights Violations

The 85-Year-Old Oxbow Petroleum Coke Plant in Port Arthur is One of the Largest Sources of Sulfur Dioxide Pollution in the State EMBARGOED for Release: 10 am CST, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Media Contacts: Clarissa Ayala, Communications Director at Lone Star Legal Aid, (832) 627-8404 or cayala@lonestarlegal.org Ari Phillips, Environmental Integrity Project, (505) 629-6148, aphillips@environmentalintegrity.org … Continue reading Environmental Groups Demand EPA Investigate Texas Industrial Plant for Pollution-Driven Civil Rights Violations

Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Union Pacific’s New Permit and TCEQ’s Upcoming Meeting

Union Pacific (“UP”) has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") for an RCRA Permit that would address the Creosote/DNAPL Plume that is currently underneath parts of a residential neighborhood in the 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area, as well as its own property. Before UP’S permit is approved, the public has the right to … Continue reading Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Union Pacific’s New Permit and TCEQ’s Upcoming Meeting

May 3 – 7 is National Air Quality Awareness Week

In the past few years, Houston has appeared on the list of top 10 most polluted cities in the country, according to the American Lung Association “State of the Air” report. Given the size of the state and its fluctuating air quality, it is important that Texans stay informed about the role they can play … Continue reading May 3 – 7 is National Air Quality Awareness Week

April 22 is Earth Day!

The constant advancement of science, technology, and engineering has allowed for global progress, but our planet has endured the less favorable consequences of the process. With each passing day, our duty to preserve and protect the Earth grows. Though every day should present the opportunity to practice environmentally conscious and mindful behavior, April 22nd has … Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day!

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston

Houston, TX - In every large city in America, a small amount of housing is reserved for the poor, but it’s usually located in poor neighborhoods: with poor access to transportation, groceries, and jobs. Luckily, conditions improve when neighborhoods gentrify, except long-term residents don’t usually benefit from the improvements. Rising rents usually force out them, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston