Seven years after Citgo was convicted of environmental crimes in Corpus Christi, a federal judge has finally sentenced the company—at least partially.
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At Corpus Christi’s celebration of the launch of a new drone industry, the word “drone” was conspicuously absent.
Six years after Citgo became the first major oil company to be criminally convicted by a jury for violating the Clean Air Act, the company may finally be sentenced in Corpus Christi.
Tonight, the Texas Observer’s own Melissa del Bosque will moderate a free public forum in Houston called “The True Cost of Environmental Justice.” At […]
“Kochworld” profiles the fenceline communities bordering the Koch and Citgo-owned refineries in Corpus. Melissa del Bosque and Jen Reel spent months interviewing sick residents living in the shadow of refineries spewing large amounts of known carcinogens such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene.
Suffering from chronic illnesses and cancer, Corpus Christi residents can’t afford to relocate.
Until her son got sick, Latricia Jones never thought much about the air she breathes or who was polluting it. At 31, she’d spent nearly her entire life in Corpus Christi’s Hillcrest neighborhood, living next to two oil refineries, one owned by Citgo and the other by Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.