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Meet Texas’ top Black environmental leaders: A chat with John Beard

February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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February 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Environment Texas
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Environment Texas researches the challenges confronting our environment and advocates for solutions.

John Beard
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Climate Change, Equality/Justice
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This Black History Month we’re talking with some of Texas’ top Black environmental leaders. This week, we speak with John Beard, Jr., Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Port Arthur Community Action Network, a community based, environmental justice non-profit. PACAN advocates for solutions that reduce or eliminate environmental and public health hazards, promotes community development and improvements to the quality of life in Port Arthur. Prior to founding PACAN, John worked in the refining industry for 38 years.

Last year, PACAN secured a settlement with Motiva to “provide for a community planning process to create an Environmental Justice strategy for improving the health and environment of Port Arthur residents. In addition, an existing energy efficiency program will be expanded in order to make homes safer and healthier in this vulnerable city, where many community members are still struggling to restore their homes more than two years after Tropical Storms Harvey and Imelda inundated Port Arthur’s historic West Side.” More: https://lonestarlegal.blog/…/port-arthur-community…/