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Battleground Plant

In Deer Park and other chemical corridor communities, the slow seepage of toxics can affect families like mine for generations.

This story is from the July/August 2021 issue. Sam Allen almost always hitched a ride to work with his best friend Floyd. The plant was only a 10-minute drive f...Read More

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After Kelcy Warren’s Energy Transfer Partners Made Billions from the Deadly Texas Blackouts, He Gave $1 Million to Greg Abbott

The natural gas industry raked in billions during the winter grid failure and Governor Abbott let them off the hook. He was rewarded with a huge campaign contribution from the grid collapse’s biggest profiteer.

The Texas electric grid collapse during the February winter storm killed hundreds of Texans and caused an estimated $295 billion in damages, while generating se...Read More

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In the Drill Zone, Children’s Health Is Looking Bleak

More than a decade ago, the U.S. made a big bet on natural gas as a path to reduced emissions and energy independence. But has that bet gone bad for communities—and the climate?

This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. When Wanda Vincent looks out the windows of her day care center in Arlington, Tex...Read More

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La Niña Brings Wildfires

Texas fires are growing in volume, severity, and sheer number.

From the May/June 2021 issue. Brad Smith is looking at Texas’ wildfire forecast, and what he sees is not encouraging. Smith, the head of a Texas A&M Fores...Read More

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Robert Bullard Isn’t Done Yet

More than 40 years after the Texas Southern University professor researched the first environmental justice case, communities of color still face an uphill battle claiming their right to clean air and a healthy neighborhood. Federal environmental justice legislation could change that.

Robert Bullard Isn’t Done Yet More than 40 years after the Texas Southern University professor researched the first environmental justice case, communitie...Read More

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