2018-02-27 12:06:33

Six Months After Harvey, Environmental Justice & Climate Change Absent from Houston’s Recovery Plans

This week marks six months since Hurricane Harvey caused historic flooding in Houston, Texas, the most diverse city in the nation and one of its largest. Houston is also home to the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the country. As federal money for rebuilding trickles in, Houston’s chief “recovery czar” is the president of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, whose past experience includes rebuilding Shell’s oil and gas facilities after Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, immigrants and fenceline communities who suffer from pollution along Houston’s industrial corridor are still largely absent from much of the discussion about how the city plans to recover. For more, we host a roundtable discussion with Dr. Robert Bullard, the “father of environmental justice”; Bryan Parras of the Sierra Club; undocumented immigrant activist Cesar Espinosa; and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Hilton Kelley in Port Arthur, Texas.

Cesar Espinosa Climate Change Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Katrina Marvin Odum Robert Bullard Shell Oil

Environment

Democracy Now!

As EPA Scandals Mount, Scott Pruitt Is Radically Reshaping Agency to Aid Polluters and Big Business

As EPA Scandals Mount, Scott Pruitt Is Radically Reshaping Agency to Aid Polluters and Big Business

Democracy Now!

“The Battle for Paradise”: New Intercept Doc Goes Inside Struggle over Puerto Rico’s Future

“The Battle for Paradise”: New Intercept Doc Goes Inside Struggle over Puerto Rico’s Future

Democracy Now!

Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Were “State-Sponsored Mass Killing”

Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Were “State-Sponsored Mass Killing”

The Thom Hartmann Program

Is the Trump EPA Muddying Records of Dirty Water in Flint to End Clean Up Early?

Is the Trump EPA Muddying Records of Dirty Water in Flint to End Clean Up Early?

Related

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Thom Hartmann Program - 06/21/18

The Thom Hartmann Program - 06/21/18

The Laura Flanders Show

How Cities Respond To Climate Change: Ashley Dawson and Carl Anthony

How Cities Respond To Climate Change: Ashley Dawson and Carl Anthony

Democracy Now!

Trudeau’s Purchase of Kinder Morgan Pipeline Is “Huge Step Backward” for Canada

Trudeau’s Purchase of Kinder Morgan Pipeline Is “Huge Step Backward” for Canada

Act Out!

[Act Out! 163] -Corporate Media Protects Racists, Regulating Regulators & Post-Slavery Freedom Fight

[Act Out! 163] -Corporate Media Protects Racists, Regulating Regulators & Post-Slavery Freedom Fight