This week, the Honorable Charles R. Eskridge III of the Southern District of Texas granted the United States and State of Texas’ joint motion to approve a legal settlement called a consent decree, which will require the City of Houston to spend $2 billion on major upgrades to its sanitary sewer system over the next […]
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We are excited to announce that Mashal Awais joined the team as our Watershed Specialist! For several years, Mashal has worked with communities around the Greater Houston area, including the Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience, the Houston Climate Movement, West Street Recovery, and TEJAS, advocating for communities’ right to clean air and water. Mashal joined […]
This op ed appeared in the Houston Chronicle on February 24, 2021. Opinion: Reliable water is a right, Houston don’t miss chance to make repairs for poorest By Kristen Schlemmer One lesson must not be lost as we move forward from this week’s intensely hard freeze: Infrastructure matters. When our water isn’t clean, or doesn’t […]
We’re excited to introduce you to the students who have joined Bayou City Waterkeeper as legal interns for the spring semester. Bella Cherry, South Texas College of Law (2L) Bella is a second-year law student at South Texas College of Law. She is a Chicago native, growing up with fond memories of Lake Michigan and […]
This is a guest post by Fall 2020 legal intern Patricia Dillon McDade, a 3L at University of Houston Law Center. In a coastal, flood prone area like our own, wetlands provide a multitude of benefits. They naturally absorb water and reduce flooding when it rains and filter water to improve water quality. Wetlands create […]
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