United Houma Nation

  • Aug 10, 2014

    UHN representatives attended the Region VI EPA Environmental Justice Workshop in Houston, Texas from August 6th-8th.  Our representatives were able to interact with other communities of color and poverty that are experiencing horrific environmental conditions and intrusions throughout Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico as well as the EPA staff that oversees environmental justice and tribal relations.  Workshops focused on how best communities can organize and advocate for their rights, how to be represented and influence land use planning, identifying environmental health risks, the over-population of refineries and chemical releasing plants to minority communities, and identifying community risk from ports, transport and hauling of environmental toxins in and through vulnerable communities. ..