Bayou City Currents
This is a guest post by June Hormell, a summer 2020 legal intern. By and large, Houston’s scrap metal yards share one striking feature – most are on or near a bayou. These waterfront locations allow the metal to be easily loaded and unloaded onto boats that travel through the Ship Channel. But this efficiency […]
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This is a guest post by Jessica Villalón, a summer 2020 legal intern. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Coast two years ago, no one could have predicted the magnitude of devastation that would follow. Although many Houston residents were able to evacuate and escape the storm’s wrath, thousands of Houston’s poorest residents […]
We’re pleased to introduce you to the students who will be interning with Bayou City Waterkeeper this fall: Anthony D’Souza, Rice University (Senior), Wetlands Research Fellow Anthony is a senior at Rice University, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Politics, Law & Social Thought. He has interned for Bayou City Waterkeeper since the […]
Last Friday, Bayou City Waterkeeper filed a brief in federal court, alerting U.S. District Judge Charles R. Eskridge, III, to several shortcomings in the City of Houston’s $2 billion sewer settlement, including the failure to address environmental injustices, overflows affecting private homes, and community engagement over the next 15 years. Last month, federal and state […]
This op-ed was published by the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, 2 September 2020, featuring Jordan Macha, Executive Director for Bayou City Waterkeeper, and Bob Stokes, President for Galveston Bay Foundation. See original post here. Opinion: Can’t wait for Ike Dike? We must act now to protect Galveston Bay. Here’s how. Jordan Macha & Bob Stokes […]