Tag: Environmental Clinic

Challenging environmental civil rights violations in Beaumont

The Clinic worked with Earthjustice and the Yale Environmental Justice Clinic to require the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to a civil rights complaint filed over a decade ago by Sierra Club and a Beaumont pastor.  The complaint alleged that issuance of a permit to allow increased air emissions in the Charlton-Pollard neighborhood, where pollution […]

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Filing Fifth Circuit amicus brief supporting Clean Air Act citizen suit enforcement

The Clinic is co-counseling with Earthjustice on the brief on behalf of the City of Houston, the Harris County District Attorney’s office, and Air Alliance Houston.  The brief supports the district court’s finding of violations and penalty assessment in an enforcement action for illegal air emissions, including emissions of hazardous air pollutants, at a Houston […]

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Educating communities on chemical hazards

The Clinic is compiling a guide to help communities understand how to access information related to chemical hazards in their neighborhoods and how to participate in local emergency planning committees.

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Analyzing Hurricane Harvey’s environmental impacts

The Clinic worked with local and national NGOs to compile data about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey, to review the pre- and post-hurricane governmental response, and to make recommendations for lessening future storm-related impacts and improving hurricane response.

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Client makes an announcement in a church Filing a civil rights complaint challenging highway construction through African American neighborhood

The Clinic co-counseled with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on a Civil Rights Act Title VI complaint alleging that the construction of a new highway through a low-income, minority neighborhood, which was already overburdened with pollution sources, was discriminatory. Clinic student conducted legal research and drafted the complaint.  A multi-million dollar settlement was reached that provides […]

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