Immigration

People In Texas ICE Detention Centers Are 15 Times More Likely Than The Public To Have COVID-19

Posted on · Detainees inside Texas immigrant detention centers are 15 times more likely to have COVID-19 than people in the state's general population, considering active cases. More than 1,200 have tested positive since the pandemic started.

Energy & Environment

Some Texas Petrochemical Facilities Get A Pass On Chemical Leak Monitoring During The Pandemic

Posted on · State documents show dozens of requests from petrochemical companies to suspend routine monitoring for chemical leaks due to the pandemic. Companies say it’s necessary to keep staff members safe from COVID-19, but environmentalists warn it puts fenceline communities at risk.

Energy & Environment

Is Houston Ready For The Big Oil Bust?

Posted on · Oil prices are hovering at an uncomfortable $40 a barrel, and aren't expected to rebound anytime soon. For some workers it's starting to sound a lot like the 1980s, when oil prices plummeted and stayed low for years and wreaked havoc on Houston's economy.