Posted on · A local activist went before a judge, arguing for lower pollution limits on two new liquified natural gas facilities. The judge sided with him, but the state environmental agency sided with the companies.
Posted on · We talk with the director of an acclaimed new movie shot on location in the refinery environments of Texas City, Galveston, Port Arthur, and San Leon.
Posted on · Thanks to a loophole in the Clean Air Act, William Koch’s Oxbow plant in Port Arthur, Texas, puts out 10 times as much lung-damaging sulfur dioxide as its industrial neighbors. People who live nearby have asked the state for help, to no avail.
Posted on · In a petition to the EPA, residents allege Texas has failed to adequately address sulfur dioxide emissions from the Oxbow Calcining plant, impacting the predominantly low income, black neighborhood.
Posted on · The Category 4 storm had threatened the Texas-Louisiana coast all week. But the storm spared Greater Houston and most of Southeast Texas after its last-minute turn east.
Posted on · Local officials in Texas and Louisiana have asked hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate as Hurricane Laura headed for the Gulf Coast. But some residents say they can't afford to leave.
Posted on · The National Hurricane Center says Laura's top sustained winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts.
Posted on · Holly George-Warren offers an unprecedented look at the rock icon in her new biography.
Posted on · City of Port Arthur spokeswoman Risa Carpenter says the site was closed Sunday as contractors finished their first sweep of ruined furniture and appliances left curbside in the Gulf Coast city.