Freedom Ride West: Toxic Reality on High Country News

Port Arthur, TX is a long way from Colorado. But when Texas environmental justice advocate Hilton Kelley delivered a message to the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride, he demonstrated an activist power that transcends that distance. Kelley, who fights for the rights of poor populations whose health is negatively impacted by oil refinery pollution, spoke on the importance of protecting the rights of all to enjoy clean air, water and soil.

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The series Freedom Ride West is running on the blog for High Country News Magazine, a by-monthly print publication that covers the natural resources and environment of the American West,

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I’m a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.

  • Hilton Kelley

    Wow! great story many thanks for posting.