By Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Maya Miller, ProPublica Jennifer Jinot didn’t expect to retire early from her role as an environmental health scientist for the federal government. She’d spent 26 years assessing the dangers of toxic chemicals for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The job could be frustrating but, more than that, rewarding.
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By Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune HOUSTON — When Brenda Compton, 73, was a child living in a tight-knit Black neighborhood of northeast Houston, the smell of chemicals was constant, she said. The soil was discolored. She remembers the rainbow sheen on the water running in the drainage ditches. “We were used to it because it was our neighborhood,” said Compton, who grew up in Fifth Ward and still lives in the house her parents built more than 70 years ago. “It was our home.”
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 14 2017 - 3:45pm
Local members of Moms Clean Air Force, TX21 Indivisibles and other residents from U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's district gathered at the Congressman's San Antonio office on Feb. 14 to deliver a unique Valentine's Day message.