Energy & Environment

Some Texas Petrochemical Facilities Get A Pass On Chemical Leak Monitoring During The Pandemic

Posted on · State documents show dozens of requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to the pandemic. Companies say it’s necessary to keep staff members safe from COVID-19, but environmentalists warn it puts fenceline communities at risk.

Energy & Environment

Environmental Concerns Grow Around Proposed Deepwater Oil Port

Posted on · Even as the price of Texas crude has plummeted, plans are moving forward for a major oil exporting terminal off the coast of Brazoria County. But residents and environmentalists are worried the project would impact public health and wildlife, including endangered sea turtles.