Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines.

Energy & Environment

Houston Ship Channel deemed ‘sacrifice zone’ in new pollution report by Amnesty International

Posted on · The international human rights organization found that people in communities near the ship channel, which are predominantly low-income communities of color, have life expectancies up to 20 years shorter than largely white and affluent areas about 15 miles away. Amnesty International pinned the problem on the petrochemical industry as well as state and federal environmental regulators.

Lynchburg Ferry Rescue

Houston

Houston-area man who rescued driver from ship channel awarded Carnegie Medal for heroism

Posted on · Cody Moore, 54, a father of five who lives in Bellaire, jumped into the Houston Ship Channel on Dec. 31, 2021, to save a man who had driven off a ferry landing and into the water. It all happened while Moore and his family and friends were waiting for a table at the nearby Monument Inn.

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