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State and federal environmental agencies in conflict over renewal permits for ITC (July 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The company responsible for a major chemical fire in 2019 is seeking an operating permit for a Pasadena facility. We learn why the state and the federal government have different opinions on the matter.

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.

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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.

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Friday’s Show: Former Amb. Susan Rice, And Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi (Nov. 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A preliminary report on the ITC fire. Former Ambassador Susan Rice talks about her career in foreign affairs. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And a conversation with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

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Full Show: Criminal Charges Against ITC, And Restoring Historic Buildings (April 30, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We explore Harris County’s efforts to prosecute more environmental crimes, we discuss the challenge of restoring historic buildings, and a documentary delves into the mental toll of the Vietnam War.