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Growing methane exports pose risks to Gulf Coast communities

Growing methane exports pose risks to Gulf Coast communities

Researchers argue that the expansion of liquefied natural gas facilities in the Gulf Coast endangers local environments and communities, particularly affecting minority populations.

Dee J. Hall reports for Floodlight.

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Travis Dardar (center front), founder of Fishermen Interested in Saving Our Heritage and Allyssa Portaro, founder and executive director of Habitat Recovery Project at a fishers’ protest in New Orleans in January. (Credit: Traverse Productions/Diego Henriquez)

Op-ed: For environmental groups, Biden’s LNG decision cause for celebration – and caution

“It's a fight for our health and the health of our environment.”

For fighters on the frontlines of the battle for environmental justice, the wins can seem few and far between.

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Cristina Lazo starts the daily routine of washing her daughter Alina’s hands, changing clothes and rubbing an ointment on her irritated eyes after coming home from the outside. (Credit: Danielle Villasana for The Texas Tribune)

Toxic air lingers in Texas Latino community, revealing failures in state’s air monitoring system

Public data from a network of state air monitors around the Houston Ship Channel is hard to interpret and is often inadequate, leaving Latino-majority neighborhoods like Cloverleaf unaware of whether the air they breathe is safe.

This project was created through the Altavoz Lab Environmental Fellowship in partnership with Environmental Health Sciences and received additional funding from the Pulitzer Center. It was co-published by The Texas Tribune, Environmental Health News and palabra.

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Al llegar a su casa desde el exterior, Cristina Lazo inicia la rutina diaria de lavarle las manos a su hija Alina, cambiarla de ropa y aplicarle una pomada en los ojos irritados. (Foto de Danielle Villasana/The Texas Tribune)

El aire tóxico en una comunidad latina de Texas revela los fallos del sistema estatal de control de calidad del aire

Los datos públicos de una red de monitores estatales del aire alrededor del Canal de Navegación de Houston son difíciles de interpretar y a menudo son insuficientes, dejando a vecindarios de mayoría latina, como Cloverleaf, sin saber si el aire que respiran es seguro.

Este es un proyecto de la beca de Medioambiente de Altavoz Lab, en alianza con Environmental Health Sciences, realizado con fondos adicionales del Pulitzer Center. Un reportaje copublicado por The Texas Tribune, Environmental Health News y palabra.

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EPA announces stricter rules to prevent chemicals incidents

EPA announces stricter rules to prevent chemicals incidents

“It’s a win and a step forward.”

HOUSTON — On March 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published updates to its Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule with stricter regulations for chemical accident prevention.

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Gulf Coast community battles against LNG industry expansion

Gulf Coast community battles against LNG industry expansion

In Brownsville, Texas, residents are pushing back against liquefied natural gas projects to protect their health and environment.

Claire Elise Thompson reports for Grist.

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Uncertainty halts Mexican LNG export projects amid environmental reviews

Uncertainty halts Mexican LNG export projects amid environmental reviews

Mexico's plans to begin exporting liquified natural gas face setbacks due to new export permit pauses.

Martha Pskowski reports for Inside Climate News.

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