Bayou Preservation Association Board Member Advocates for Environmental Justice


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating state environmental regulators accused of civil rights violations that happened when Texas recently updated its standard permit for concrete batch plants —facilities that have 
plagued communities of color in Houston.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials in 2021 amended the basic permit for batch plants, where materials to make concrete are stored and funneled when needed into concrete truck drums. The Harris County Attorney and nonprofit law firm Lone Star Legal Aid challenged the change.

“If you’re going to say this is safe, show us,” said Amy Dinn, “Where’s your modeling?”

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