Research Sources: 

Archived Documents:

Clemons, R.E. (1961).  Letter to J.L. Irvine, Vice President, Gulf Refining Company from R.E. Clemons,
The Clemons Company, January 5, 1961.

Government Reports:

The School of Law Texas Tech University, "Texas Tech Law Review," (LexisNexis database, 1998) on the web athttp://0www.lexisnexis.com.library.colby.edu/us/lnacademic/home/home.do (visited 2/22/2008).

Texas Tech Law School summarizes and analyzes Chevron's arguments against the people of the Houston/Kennedy Heights neighborhood. They give substantial background information, and provide some testimony from the hearings. This should be a great resource for Chevron's point of view.

U.S. Government Texas Supreme Court Review, on the web at www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/ebriefs/06/06107301.pdf (visited 3/9/2008).

This source is a straightforward court review, complete with statement of case and facts, argument, and certificate of service. Its usefulness lies in its unbiased statement of fact.

"Using Dispute Resolution Techniques to Address Environmental Justice Concerns: Case Studies," available online at
www.epa.gov/.../publications/ej/cbi-case-study-report.pdf (visited 3/5/2008).

The EPA provides a very clear and detailed report of the Kennedy Heights/Chevron dispute, including a map of the dispute resolution process. Because the EPA was a definitive aspect of the resolution process, given that they performed tests for the environmental standards of the area, it is important to consider their report and their contributions.

Additional EPA Case Study Reports:





Newspaper and Magazine Articles: 

CNN Article, "Houston Residents sue Chevron over Health Problems" on the web at http://www.cnn.com/US/9705/26/toxic.controversy/index.html

Newshour Transcript, "Environmental Racism?" on the web at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec97/racism_9-16.html (visited on 2/23/2008)

New York Times, "Racial Rift Slows Suit for 'Environmental Justice'" on the web at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C04EEDA1E30F934A3575AC0A961958260

Other Web Links: http://www.lclark.edu/org/envtl/objects/37-1_Macey.pdf

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