Activities

Environment
  • Sample Collection and Analysis

  • Protesting

  • Lobbying for Legislative Change

  • Holding Large Industry Accountable

 
Sample Collection and Analysis
Sample Collection and Analysis

CIDA Inc. has the resources to collect and analyze air quality samples. This process is critical in determining to which extent an area is being polluted.

Sample Collection and Analysis
Sample Collection and Analysis

CIDA Inc. utilizes a "Grab Bucket Air Sampling Method". This method uses the vacuum in a sealed bucket to suck in the environment air for testing.

Lobbying for Legislative Change
Lobbying for Legislative Change

CIDA Inc. was instrumental in establishing the national Start-up Shut-down and Malfunction (SSM) Law for refineries. This law dictates that emissions ocurring during start-up, shut-down and malfunction events, should be counted towards to total allowable emissions limit.

Sample Collection and Analysis
Sample Collection and Analysis

CIDA Inc. has the resources to collect and analyze air quality samples. This process is critical in determining to which extent an area is being polluted.

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Video

We have found that videographic evidence of pollution speaks a thousand words. This is why we keep our community informed of major emission events by showing them.

Community
  • Initializing Community Betterment Activities

    • Stimulating local economy by organizing and facilitating weekly flea markets

    • Organizing and facilitating training programs to stimulate local employment

  • Advocating and negotiating on behalf of the community

    • CIDA Inc. negotiation was largely responsible for the build of the West Side Development Center for the Port Arthur Community.

 
Helping Build a Better Community
Helping Build a Better Community

The West Side Development Center was funded by Motiva. Motiva agreed to build the Center, after CIDA Inc. filed a lawsuit and negotiating that the community be compensated for damage done to them by air pollution.

Supporting Community Organizations
Supporting Community Organizations

CIDA Inc. supports other organizations and groups working to better communities.

Giving Communities a Voice
Giving Communities a Voice

CIDA Inc. leads protests for community betterment.

Helping Build a Better Community
Helping Build a Better Community

The West Side Development Center was funded by Motiva. Motiva agreed to build the Center, after CIDA Inc. filed a lawsuit and negotiating that the community be compensated for damage done to them by air pollution.

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CIDA & YOU
  • CIDA Inc. has accomplished a great deal in the Port Arthur area. We know how daunting it can be to take on major industries or large challenges alone. That is why we are here to help you. Find out some of the ways in which CIDA Inc. can help you.

  • Learn more about who we are and what we do, on Facebook and YouTube.