THEA Director named HBJ 40 under 40 Honoree Texas Health and Environment Alliance, Inc. is thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Jackie Young, has been selected as one of Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Honorees for 2018. The program recognizes young pacesetters “who have proven themselves to be key industry leaders within their…Details
FOX 26: Waste Management, Intl Paper agree to fund dioxin removal on San Jacinto HIGHLANDS, Texas (FOX 26) – The giant companies responsible for tons of dioxin waste dumped near, and now within, the San Jacinto River have agreed to a $115 million plan to completely remove the cancer causing material. The Environmental Protection Agency settlement with International…Details
Houston Chron: Clean up of San Jacinto Waste Pits moving forward The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a long-awaited agreement for cleaning up the San Jacinto Waste Pits, a move praised by activists who have pressed for years for removal of contamination at the Superfund site east of Houston. The agreement Monday between the EPA…Details
Following Obama-Era Guidance, EPA Orders San Jacinto Waste Pits Removed DIANNA WRA Y I OCTOBER 12, 2017 I 4:00AM Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has made good on his word. With three days to go before the football game between Oklahoma University and University of Texas, the deadline Pruitt set when…Details
Baytown Sun Article: Activists celebrate waste pits ruling; removal likely two years away By Christopher James firstname.lastname@example.org I Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 12:00 am At the entrance gates of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, environmental watchdogs stood at the forefront with glasses of champagne and toasted to the people, the bay and the…Details
EPA Press Release:San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site Cleanup Plan Approved DALLAS – (Oct. 11, 2017) The cleanup plan to address highly toxic dioxin contamination at the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund site in Harris County, Texas has been approved. The selected remedy will protect human health and the environment by removing highly contaminated material…Details
The EPA recently released their proposal for cleanup of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site. Our Coalition has worked tirelessly to represent the voice of local residents and environmental groups in the call for full-removal of the Waste Pits. Visit our SJR Coalition page to sign a petition supporting the EPA’s proposal to…Details
Click the link above to hear Jackie Young interview Matt Moore of Keep it Capped. He is the only live speaking unpaid (that we know of) person behind the opposition group keep it capped on our phone call you will hear that he says they have a financial interest in containment.