"Despite the work of Juan Parras and his team, the environmental and health issues that Manchester’s residents face are not gaining enough political traction to garner real change," writes Raj Mankad. "It’s tough to argue that Houston — despite its new park-building boom — isn’t prioritizing industry over the health of its vulnerable communities." Parras, the executive director of t.e.j.a.s., tells Mankad, “Environmental justice issues become all too easy to grasp when you take people into neighborhoods."
Adrian Shelley, the director of Public Citizen in Texas, says the situation is “unjust, offensive, cruel, racist, ridiculous, tragic and costing lives.”
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