Article appeared online at Popular Science On the last weekend in January, more than 1,000 students from 27 countries and 20 U.S. states flew into College Station, Texas for a […]
Article published on Popular Science “Just one more important remark,” said Dr. Steve Davis, SpaceX’s director and emcee of this past Saturday’s first-ever Hyperloop pod design competition. “There’s been a […]
Article appeared in Texas Observer In the end, the bridge that divided also brought justice. In 2012, residents of the long-suffering Hillcrest area, along Corpus Christi’s refinery row, learned of […]
Article published in Texas Observer Earlier this month, a federal appeals court dealt Corpus Christi residents a harsh blow, overturning the criminal conviction of Citgo Petroleum Corp. for violations of […]
Article appeared in Texas Observer Without action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the ravages of climate change could cost Texas tens of billions in the coming decades, according to a […]
A Texas Department of Transportation highway project threatens to sever a community already devastated by industry. Hillcrest, a historically black neighborhood in Corpus Christi that is still almost entirely minority, would be trapped in between polluting refineries on two sides and elevated highways on the remaining two. The highway—which has recently been stalled by a Title VI Civil Rights complaint filed by Hillcrest residents with the Federal Highway Administration—would cut the neighborhood off from the rest of the city.
Despite vociferous opposition from local elected officials, environmentalists and citizens, many Democrats in the Texas Legislature are supporting controversial legislation that would strip local governments of the power to regulate or ban fracking.