|Shell Oil To Spend Over $115 Million to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution |
July 10th, 2013
The Department of Justice and EPA announced today that Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships (Shell) agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying a $2.6 million civil penalty.
|O Magazine: The Avenging Angel|
by Howie Kahn, O Magazine, September 2011 Issue
What do you do when your hometown is dying—wheezing in the shadow of massive oil refineries spewing poison through parks and playgrounds around the clock? If you’re Hilton Kelley, you get angry. Then you get smart—raising your voice, raising money, and raising awareness as one of the most effective, exciting activists of your generation.
|Hilton Kelley Wins the Goldman Prize!|
North America 2011 Goldman Prize Award, the world's largest and most prestigious prize for grassroots environmentalists, goes to a long-time community partner, friend and GCM Board Member.
|PORT ARTHUR: Toxic Chemicals Around Us, Texans at Risk|
January 19th, 2011
Texas Politicians Attack Environmental Health Protections. A conversation with EPA Region 6 Administrator and environmental health advocates about the hidden dangers of chemical pollution in our state.
|PORT ARTHUR: Inside Agitator|
by Cameron Ingram, The Texas Observer
November 16th, 2010
Following a career in California as an actor and anti-gang activist, Hilton Kelley returned in 2000 to the Port Arthur neighborhood where he grew up, known as the West Side. Kelly had left 20 years earlier, and came back to find his once-thriving hometown increasingly crippled by pollution and neglect.
|PORT ARTHUR: Project Update on Environmental Justice Showcase Community|
August 17th, 2010
On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) announced a new national initiative
to address Environmental Justice (EJ) challenges
in ten communities across the country. The
Westside community of Port Arthur, Texas was selected
as an EJ Showcase Community.
|PORT ARTHUR: EPA hosts town hall meeting
by Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News
January 19th, 2010
Communication between industry and residents of Port Arthur’s Westside has room for improvement, according to citizens attending a community meeting presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday.
|GALVESTON, TX: GCM Partners win 2009 HERO Award|
August 11th, 2009
The HERO award honors individuals whose work has improved the environment of the communities in which we live. This year’s recipients — Suzie Canales (Corpus Christi), Hilton Kelley (Port Arthur) and Juan Parras (Houston) — have served their communities and the Texas Gulf Coast region as tireless environmental educators, advocates for environmental justice and role models of commitment and perseverance.
|PORT ARTHUR: Protest of VX Wastewater shipments veers from court back to street|
by Fred Davis, The Beaumont Enterprise
September 30th, 2007
There has been much back-and-forth about the disposal of the deadly nerve agent after the Army signed a $49 million contract with Veolia in April to dispose of some 1.8 millions gallons of the toxic wastewater from its current storage site in Newport, Ind., over a three year period.