What CIDA has been up to lately

June 2, 2020

During these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the importance of coming together to support the community.

Therefore, each Saturday in June, the Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA) together with Valero will host a Homemade Gumbo P...

December 30, 2019

In 2015 Hilton Kelley stood next to the then-EPA administrator Gina McCarthy as she signed a directive ordering Texas and 35 other states to mandate penalties for industrial facilities when they illegally dump dangerous pollutants, contaminating the air and making peop...

December 2, 2019

On November 27, 2019 the TPC plant in Port Neches, TX had two major explosion and subsequent fire causing a mandatory evacuation of around 50,000 residents of Port Neches, Groves, Nederland, Central Gardens, Beauxart Gardens and parts of Port Arthur, TX.

The explosion s...

November 19, 2019

On November 14, 2019 CIDA Inc. and Port Arthur community residents spoke against the Oxbow permit renewal request. It was resounding that the community had a problem with the excessive emissions from the Oxbow facility. The community also called on the Texas Commission...

October 29, 2019

This August marked the 2 year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding it caused in Port Arthur, TX. We went and checked on the neighborhoods that were hit the hardest, to see where they are in their recovery.

As a member of Higher Ground, we are wor...

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