The Houston Peace and Justice Center's mission is to provide peace education, activism training, and collaborative resources for individuals, families, and organizations throughout the Greater Houston area to build a just, non-violent community.
SPOT is a massive crude oil pipeline and offshore terminal that will have devastating impacts on the Texas Gulf Coast marine life and communities. The most endangered sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley, is still struggling to recover from the BP oil spill. This construction and operation would set the sea turtles back even further as well as endanger the drinking water of Surfside Beach. Other dangers include contamination of Swan Lake and Christmas Bay, where local groups have spent almost 30 years reestablishing the last sea grasses of the upper TX coast. These grasses protect the coastal wetlands from erosion during storms. … See MoreSee Less