The jury is out with the results of the explosions at the KMCO facility and the Intercontinental Terminals Co. plant in Deer Park.
Below are some articles from the Houston Chronicle that I take the liberty to post because of the valuable information it provide us.
The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, Environmental Justice Committee, had a news conference in support of concerned community members on the ITC Petrochemical Fires. community members complained of aggravated asthma, wheezing, nosebleeds, feeling as if one is coming down with a virus, vomiting, light headedness, fainting, dry and/or bloody nose, scared to use city water, anxiety, and panic attacks.
The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice’s Environmental Justice Committee have been working on some pro-active recommendations and the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice will be announcing them through a news conference in the immediate future.
Meantime, please read the information below, educated yourself on how to lake positive and constructed actions such as calling on your local, state and congressional elected officials to place priority on your safety by enforcing the Environmental laws on the books. I used Kristina McMahan header on her article for the importance of your need to know.
Johnny N. Mata
Greater Houston Coalition for Justice
What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You
- Dangerous chemicals create hidden dangers
- An industry left to police itself
- EPA’s fix on chemical safety is already broken
- Federal agencies are at odds over regulation of ‘critical issue’
- No answers given years after deadly accident at chemical plant
- Houston Fire Dept. doesn’t know where dangerous chemicals are
- Bad mix: Risky cargo in dense areas
- Efforts to improve laws eroded by the influence of chemical
Immediate release Contact:
March 6, 2019 Johnny N. Mata
The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice will address the proposed legislation by Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) who filed SB1385 to restructure the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees.
The current HISD board system is based on nine single-member districts. SB 1385 would reduce the number of single-member districts to five and create four at-large trustee positions.
Johnny N. Mata, Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, presiding Officer questions how will this bill effect people of color representation. Is this a scheme to reduce people of color representation or a result of allege board infighting.
Or rather then fix the problem, a power grab. “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” let the citizens of Houston decide the outcome of the problem.
This will be a hot issue that will be a priority item on GHCFJ’s upcoming board meeting this coming Saturday March 9, 2019.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s effort to kill (DACA) Is CLUELESS and Mean-Spirited !!!!!!
‘Dreamers’ rally in Austin to defend executive order that shields deportation
Participants let Attorney General Paxton know they’re ‘undocumented and unafraid’
Updated 8:49 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
AUSTIN — Wielding banners denouncing deportations, dozens of young immigrants and immigration advocates rallied outside of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office demanding that he stop trying to kill a program intended to protect young people, who entered the country as minors, from deportation.
About a hundred people, including at least a dozen from Houston, descended on the capital Tuesday as part of a national effort to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation and allows them to work and study.
“Thanks to DACA, I am undocumented and unafraid,” she said.