New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2021) -- Residents of Northeast Houston are calling on the company responsible for decades of creosote contamination in their community to move them out of harm’s way after the state of Texas found high numbers of childhood cancers. The Department of State Health Services' findings come 13 months after it identified 10 … Continue reading New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

The Coastal Texas Study is Open for Public Comment: Learn About the $20 Billion Plan for the Gulf Coast and How to Make Your Voice Heard

The Coastal Texas Study is a proposal from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to spend approximately $20 billion to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from flooding during storms and from rising sea levels. Its impacts will be broad, and affect many aspects of life on the Gulf Coast. The US Army Corps of … Continue reading The Coastal Texas Study is Open for Public Comment: Learn About the $20 Billion Plan for the Gulf Coast and How to Make Your Voice Heard

COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Have environmental laws changed during COVID-19? Yes, some temporary changes were recently made to both federal and state environmental policies in response to COVID-19. On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency’s exercise of its enforcement discretion for noncompliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies retroactively beginning on … Continue reading COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Community Webinar: How to Write Comments on the Proposed Seaport Oil Terminal (SPOT) Deepwater Port Application

Community members have a unique voice when it comes to commenting on large infrastructure projects which can impact community health, safety, and livelihoods. The public comment process provides an opportunity for community members to share their personal experiences and concerns about a potential project undergoing the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. In … Continue reading Community Webinar: How to Write Comments on the Proposed Seaport Oil Terminal (SPOT) Deepwater Port Application

Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Settlement with Motiva to Bring Community Benefits for Port Arthur residents

Port Arthur, TX - Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) has secured a brighter future for Port Arthur residents through a recent settlement agreement with Motiva Enterprises LLC on the company's plans to expand its Port Arthur refinery and operations. The resulting agreement was reached on January 21, 2020 after the community group withdrew its … Continue reading Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Settlement with Motiva to Bring Community Benefits for Port Arthur residents