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August 03, 2014

EPA to Hold August 5 Public Hearing on Refinery Emissions and Fenceline Communities

Because of growing concern about emissions from refineries and the potential health impact on nearby “fenceline” community residents, the EPA is holding a series of public hearings around the country. It will hold a hearing on Tuesday August 5 in Houston on the Proposed Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards.

July 22, 2014

Houston to Host Three Major Environmental Justice Events in August

Houston will be hosting three important environmental justice events during the first week of August. All of the meetings will address the disproportionate location of industrial polluting facilities and toxic dumping on low-income and people of color communities and the potential health effects. The Houston “petropolis” (with its no-zoning policy) provides a perfect case study for examining how environmental decision making over the years—with the absence of an equity and justice lens—placed low-wealth and people of color neighborhoods on the frontline of environmental assault and thus exposed them to elevated health risks. The Environmental Justice Movement has set a course to reverse and correct these past mistakes and prevent them from happening in the future.

May 25, 2011

Why EPA Should Adopt the Strongest Protection Against Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Testimony of Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA Public Hearing, National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants, May 26, 2011   Cleaning up these power plants will save lives. According to the EPA, the new standards could prevent as many as 17,000 premature deaths and 11,000 heart attacks, 120,000 cases of