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

City of Houston Issues 2018 Water Quality Report

Each year, the City of Houston Public Works issues a Water Quality Report on regulated contaminants found in the City’s drinking water supply.  A requirement of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City’s annual Water Quality report is a way for Houstonians to know more about the safety … Continue reading City of Houston Issues 2018 Water Quality Report

Air Alliance Houston (AAH) Launches Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report on TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)

On Thursday, June 13th, LSLA community partner Air Alliance Houston held a press conference announcing a report on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that considers the wide-ranging health impacts of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s proposed I-45 expansion project, also known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), on communities along the I-45 N … Continue reading Air Alliance Houston (AAH) Launches Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report on TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)

TxDOT’S Historical Resources Report Omits Houston’s Independence Heights

Houston, TX - For more than 14 years, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been planning the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), a massive expansion of Interstate 45 that will completely reshape freeway transit around downtown Houston, with major changes to I-45, I-69, I-10 and Hwy 288 over the next decade. The proposed expansion … Continue reading TxDOT’S Historical Resources Report Omits Houston’s Independence Heights

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