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Paige Powell

Communities suing EPA to force faster adoption of chemical disaster rule

The Chemical Disaster Rule is designed to prevent chemical accidents — and to ensure community members have adequate emergency response in place to reduce harm if they do happen,” said Bakeyah Nelson, executive director of Air Alliance Houston, one of the groups petitioning the D.C. Circuit Court. “Preparation for an emergency in these situations, particularly

Breathable Cities: Using VW Funding to Improve Air in the Houston Area

Date: Thu, 05/18/2017
Location: Austin High School 1700 Dumble St Houston, TX 77023

Come learn about what’s happening in your community to clean up the dirty diesel emissions that Volkswagen created – and provide your feedback on potential projects in the Houston area using settlement money. Last year, a judge ruled that Volkswagen will pay $15 billion dollars in the US settlement of its emissions cheating scandal. And

Houston GREEN Film Series THE TRUE COST

Date: Wed, 05/17/2017
Location: Rice Media Center

Join us on May 17 at Rice Media Center for a screening of Houston GREEN Film Series premiering THE TRUE COST. This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of cloth. Free to the public,

Hundreds in east Houston rally for environment

Decades in the petroleum industry taught Tom Gentry the value of certain regulations. The retired refinery worker and union leader from Pasadena witnessed several energy companies cut corners to save money, at times endangering the environment and their employees with hazardous chemicals and pollutants. Some, he said, seemed to prioritize profits over safety. “They need