LBJ hospital building

Energy & Environment

Harris County Attorney threatens lawsuit to block construction of concrete crushing plant near LBJ Hospital

Posted on · County Attorney Christian Menefee said he would first seek to have the TCEQ revoke its permit to Texas Coastal Materials, but he said that move would most likely not succeed.

Environmental Justice Activist Roishetta Ozane

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I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent with Clean Energy Researcher Roishetta Ozane [Encore]

Posted on · Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest Louisiana—while leaving susceptible communities of color to fend for themselves. This episode is an encore of the February 17th, 2023 original broadcast.

Environmental justice advocate, The Vessel Project , Director and CEO Roishetta Ozane.

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I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent with Clean Energy Researcher Roishetta Ozane

Posted on · Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest Louisiana—while leaving susceptible communities of color to fend for themselves.

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Homes are seen with The Valero Houston Refinery in the background.

Energy & Environment

Houston’s ‘Father of Environmental Justice’ On Where He Sees The Movement Headed

Posted on · TSU professor Dr. Robert Bullard is often referred to as the “father of environmental justice.” We spoke with him about the origins of the movement and what he hopes to see accomplished during the Biden administration.

A Valero refinery sits directly across the street from the entrance to Hartman Park in Manchester, in east Houston.

Energy & Environment

Texas To Make Environmental Proceedings More Accessible To Non-English Speakers, Following Civil Rights Complaint

Posted on · Air and water permits for industrial facilities are often granted in predominantly Latino communities, but environmental justice advocates say language barriers often make it hard for community members to participate in the public process.

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HBCUs, Environmental Justice, and Future Humans: Thursday’s Show (October 27, 2016)

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities – or HBCUs – have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President "one of the most stressful jobs […]

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Recycling and Race, Suicide Prevention, and the Flower Garden Banks: Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Posted on · Texas Southern Professor Robert Bullard argues Houston has a long history of locating landfills and incinerators – and their pollution – in mostly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Now, some worry history could repeat itself, as a result of the One Bin For All recycling program. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear those concerns […]

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