Biden Can Promote Environmental Justice

His appointment to a federal energy panel will test his pledge to protect minority communities from environmental hazards.

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Pipeline Explosion in Corpus Christi Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Missing

Six people were injured, officials said, including some who were taken to hospitals to be treated for burns.

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Hurricane’s Choice for Texans: Shelter From the Virus or the Storm

Hurricane Hanna prompted officials and residents alike to rethink how and where to ride out a dangerous storm during a pandemic.

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Hanna Strengthens Into Hurricane, the First of the Atlantic Season

The storm is bearing down on coastal areas near Corpus Christi, where the virus has surged in recent weeks.

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In Texas Beach City, Out-of-Towners Drove In an Outbreak

A month ago, Corpus Christi had hardly any cases of coronavirus and business was booming. Now it is struggling to contain one of the state’s fastest growing outbreaks. What happened?

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Corpus Christi Shooting: Texas Naval Base Attack Was ‘Terrorism Based’

The gunman was killed, and a member of the security force was injured in the attack at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the authorities said.

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Texas Oil Port Hit by One-Two Punch: Falling Demand and Overproduction

Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.

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