Home plate in Hartman Park, the only green space in Manchester, a “fenceline” community in East Houston that is surrounded by petrochemical plants and has some of the highest cancer rates in Texas.

In late June, I was down in Houston for a meeting of environmental justice organizations from around the country. The convening included a toxic tour, which is an advocacy tool used by many of these organizations to illustrate the environmental injustices in their communities.

Christopher Dobens

Semi-pro writer, amateur photographer, soccer fanatic, scuba diver, and Director of Communications for an environmental justice nonprofit in NYC. dobens.com

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