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At a heated public hearing, residents urge state agency to reject permit for chemical facility that burned in 2019

In Deer Park near Houston, memories of the massive ITC fire are still fresh. Residents told state environmental regulators they should reject the company’s permit renewal, but officials said the fire won’t be part of the decision.

During the public hearing regarding ITC and their renewal application for a federal permit, Erandi Trevino, Houston Organizer for Public Citizen, questions ITC and TCEQ representatives why only 1 out of 27 violations resulted in a fine. Deer Park ,TX. Thursday , May 4,2023

Shanon DiSorbo (C) responds to the Deer Park community about the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) Renewal of Federal Operating Permit application that would allow continued operation of their Storage and Export Terminal. Deer Park,TX. Thursday, May 4,2023
A few attendees with signs protesting TCEQ and the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) and their application for renewal of their operating permit , Deer Park, TX. Thursday, May 4, 2023

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