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Houston Matters

How greed and lax regulation may have helped spur the February 2021 power failures

Posted on · Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson discusses the role pipeline operators and traders may have played during the freezing weather and walks us through lawsuits filed in the 2.5 years since, all of which is outlined in his four-part series for the paper.

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

I SEE U

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.

Houston Matters

Deaths at the Harris County Jail, and the president of the NAACP (Oct. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn more about a pair of recent deaths at the Harris County Jail and what role overcrowding at the facility may have played. And the national president of the NAACP talks about what needs to be done to achieve racial equity in this country.

Health & Science

“It’s destroying me”: Storm after storm, climate change increases strain on Texans’ mental health

Posted on · Tens of thousands of coastal Texas residents have survived repeated extreme weather events including Hurricane Harvey. For many, it has taken an emotional toll, and researchers warn that climate change could be “catastrophic” for our mental health.