We’ve got hurricane season, EPA updates, and new community members in our June town hall with THEA’s CEO, Jackie Medcalf.
Are you wondering what that black plume of smoke was over the weekend? We’ve go that and more in this month’s town hall video.
This month THEA celebrates 5 years of work dedicated to protecting public health. With us collectively experiencing the CoronaVirus, it has reminded us that our work protecting illness in mass because of contamination is more important than ever. I’ve recorded this month’s town hall, and will most likely record next month’s as well, but me, … Read More
Experts continue to work on a design to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in hopes of beginning actual remediation in less than two years, federal officials said Monday. The EPA announced plans two years ago to remove about 212,000 cubic yards of material containing the dangerous compounds from the waste pits. And in … Read More
https://bit.ly/2TzKNp7 The Environmental Protection Agency is warning people to not consume fish or crab from the water as the Houston Ship Channel remains partially closed. A local nonprofit that started to test the water in the Houston Ship Channel on its own out of concern the public wasn’t being told what was in the water fast … Read More
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Four days before Christmas, Beach City’s new mayor learned something worrisome: A company was seeking a permit to dredge near hazardous waste pits in the San Jacinto River. The firm wanted to dump the potentially toxic sludge 15 miles away on a neighborhood lot next to the only park in Beach City, which stretches along … Read More
Meet Bizwomen’s Headliners in Health Care. Rule breakers. Risk takers. News makers. That’s how we describe the women who make up this year’s Bizwomen Headliners. Bizwomen Headliners have been recognized by our sister publications in 43 cities for their career accomplishments and community contributions. Each day through February 2, we’ll present women from a different … Read More
Congratulations to THEA’s executive director who recently received The Champion for Change award from the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice and The People’s Action Institute. These organizations work with activists across the United States and we are honored they chose our leading lady for this special award. You can watch her eloquent speech here:
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