CEC Welcomes Kirsty Michel as a Policy & Communications Intern

Kirsty Michel is halfway through an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland. She is half-Scottish, half-French and was born and raised in Scotland. In 2016 she and her family moved to Houston with the oil industry and have been based here since. She enjoys reading, travelling, being creative and practicing yoga.

At high school and university she had some light introductions to environmental science and environmental issues on a global scale, and has so far enjoyed those topics. She is excited to be interning with CEC this summer, and learning more about the implementation of environmental policy in the Houston area.

TCEQ Agenda Meeting News 6/27/18

News from TCEQ:

TCEQ Agenda Meeting: Meeting Time will be on June 27, 2018. Agenda items include:

  • Item 4:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Albemarle Corporation in Harris County for air quality violations. The total penalty assessed is $25,941.
  • Item 5:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP in Brazoria County for air quality violations.The total penalty assessed is $28,826.
  • Item 8:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of INEOS Styrolution America LLC in Harris County for air quality violations. The total penalty assessed is $32,225.
  • Item 10:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Shell Oil Company in Harris County for air quality violations.The total penalty assessed is $54,001.
  • Item 22:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Timber Lane Utility District in Harris County for water quality violations. The total penalty assessed is $17,250.
  • Item 31:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties and requiring certain actions of Al S. Jabouri dba Rivers Inn RV Park in Brazoria County for public drinking water violations. The total penalty assessed is $1,002.
  • Item 39:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of S.S.G. FUEL SERVICE, INC. in Harris County for public drinking water violations. The total penalty assessed is $720.
  • Item 40:Agreed Order assessing administrative penalties against and requiring certain actions of BUDGET READY MIX, LLC in Harris County for water quality violations. The total penalty assessed is $9,900.

CEC Welcomes Carisa Hong as Communications Coordination Intern

Carisa is a native Houstonian and a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning and Development. She has been teaching in Fort Bend ISD since 2009. She has a passion for educating and instilling a drive for lifelong learning to her students.

Carisa enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, camping, and many other outdoor activities. Music has always been a big part of her life as well as taking care of the environment. For years, she has had a growing interest and concern for recycling and promoting awareness in environmental aspects not just with her students, but with the general public.
As an educator, she aims to assist in connecting teachers and schools with resources for their classrooms. She is excited to make an impact and looks forward to working with CEC and its team members to become an effective environmental advocate.