Hell and High Water

Number 27925
Subject Environment
Source ProPublica
State Texas
Year 2016
Publication Date March 3, 10, April 28, 29, Nov. 22, Dec. 7, 19
Summary The Houston area is home to 6.5 million people, as well as America’s largest oil refining and petrochemical complex. And it’s a sitting duck for the extreme storms and floods that will become more common as the effects of climate change become more pronounced. So why isn’t Texas — or the federal government — doing more to protect it?
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords climate change; flood; hurricane; gasoline; disaster; inaction
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