Magellan, industry need to be held accountable for damage to communities and public health

At the beginning of the holiday season, the pipeline company Magellan Midstream Partners participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner event put on by the Mayor of Galena Park for the city’s residents. The gesture on Magellan’s part, however, was too little too late. That is because it did nothing to address the harmful impacts of

Air Alliance Houston and other environmental groups sue U.S. Chemical Safety Board over chemical release reporting

On Thursday, Dec. 7, several environmental groups, including Air Alliance Houston, sued the U.S. Chemical Safety Board in an effort to get the agency to communicate to the public when accidental chemical releases take place. The groups maintain that such action is required according to the Clean Air Act amendments made in 1990. Although the

Houston mayor requests public EPA hearing on proposed Clean Power Plan repeal in Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a public hearing in Houston on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature effort to reduce climate-altering pollution. The EPA held its only hearing on the proposed repeal in West Virginia’s coal country last month. Turner said the