“Toxic Chemicals Around Us: Texans at Risk”
5:30 PM -8:30 PM
As a sustainable business and certified B Corporation, we are hosting this event because this is an important issue facing our community and Texas. Eliminating harmful chemicals is a core part of New Living’s mission. If you can’t make it to the event, 90.1 FM will be live broadcasting the entire panel. For the live broadcast, visit these links – direct link: http://ku.audioport.org:9000/special; playlist file: http://pacifica.org/special.m3u.
(Houston) Why did a Corpus Christi woman stand up at the White House last month and loudly demand protection from the Obama administration? Why, for the same reason, did a Hollywood actor give up his career and return home to take on the biggest fight of all in Port Arthur? What drove a Gulf Coast fisherwoman to sink her fishing boat on top of a plume pouring deadly dioxin into Galveston Bay? How did a Houston man use a school to organize communities impacted by chemical contamination and fight for policy to make healthier communities in the dirtiest city in the nation?
All of these heroes will be telling their stories and showing how chemical pollution has no boundaries, that all Texans are threatened by the chemical stew the pervades the state. But another big question now is why are the Governor of Texas and Texas Congresspersons attacking the Environmental Protection Agency regulations to protect our health when the people of Texas are already sick from pollution?
Al Armendariz, EPA Region 6 Administrator
Juan Parras, founder of the non-profit organization Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), Houston
Suzie Canales, Citizens for Environmental Justice, Corpus Christi
Hilton Kelley, founder/CEO, Community In-power and Development Association Inc
(CIDA) Port Arthur
Diane Wilson, author of “An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, And the Fight for Seadrift, Texas.”
Neal Carman, PhD, environmental scientist, Sierra Club, Austin
Moderated by Leo Gold, host of KPFT’s New Capital Radio ProgramShare: