The ITC Chemical Fire

2 Years After Disastrous Deer Park Chemical Fire, Texas Close To Creating New Safety Rules For Industry

Posted on · Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, spent years negotiating with industry groups to get new regulations placed on the chemical industry after the ITC fire in 2019. The bill has passed both chambers, but small changes need to be ironed out before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Energy & Environment

‘This Is How We Defend Ourselves’ — Harris County Residents Install DIY Pollution Monitoring Network

Posted on · The Houston Ship Channel is the petrochemical capital of the country, but in one city, the state's environmental agency only has one air monitor. So, a group of clean-air advocates in east Harris County are taking matters into their own hands.

Houston Matters

Tuesday’s Show: Restaurants And COVID-19, And Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (March 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Why many local restaurants are staying open amid COVID-19, lessons from the ITC Deer Park chemical fire one year ago, a conversation with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, and answers to your allergy questions.