Bayou City Currents
Guest post by Anthony D’Souza, a law & policy intern with Bayou City Waterkeeper during the spring and summer of 2020. As the novel coronavirus continues to proliferate through the U.S., and Texas proceeds with its reopening this month, Harris County is expected to see a spike in positive cases over the upcoming weeks. Decisive […]
We are excited to have the help of five outstanding students this summer. Learn more about them below. Bayou City Waterkeeper thanks the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the UT School of Law, St. Mary’s Public Interest Fellowship program, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, whose financial support helped make these […]
Guest post by Pedro Segura, a legal intern with Bayou City Waterkeeper during the Spring 2020 semester. Texas is on the front lines of two of the most urgent public health crises of our time: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptive effects of global climate change. We can help address both by protecting the […]
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we celebrate the planet and all her inhabitants. Today we continue to fight for clean water, wetlands, and healthy communities for all.
Ten years ago, the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and beginning an 87-day countdown of the worst offshore oil disaster in history. Today, our Executive Director and Waterkeeper remembers how lives and landscapes shifted across the Gulf Coast.
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a memorandum to address changes to its enforcement program while the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. In deciding not to enforce most violations of federal environmental law, the EPA gives polluters a pass during this public health crisis. The EPA’s policy of non-enforcement will potentially worsen existing public health problems […]
Bayou City Waterkeeper, Public Citizen, the Sierra Club, and Texas Appleseed asked the board of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas to immediately suspend shutting off utilities during the coronavirus crisis. UPDATE Monday 4/27: Houston Public Works has extended a local moratorium on water utility shut-offs until the end of May. UPDATE Friday 4/24: Bayou […]
We’re all in this together – even when we’re apart! As our staff works remotely, we continue the work for cleaner water, protection of local wetlands, and the fight for more resilient communities across the Lower Galveston Bay watershed. Over the next couple of weeks of social distancing, join us in exploring and celebrating our waters, wetlands, and the resiliency of coastal communities, near and far. Whether you’re looking for a solo experience or one to share with your family – we’ve weaved together a list of activities you can do to learn more about your backyard bayous.