Friday, April 15, 2011

Goldman Evironmental Protection Winner

VOAideo: Goldman Evironmental Protection Winner

A resident of Texas has won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award for his work confronting refineries on pollution in the town of Port Arthur. The city has a population of 60,000 and one of the highest levels of air pollution in the United States. Hilton Kelley has spent a decade fighting to lower Port Arthur's air pollution through protests and legal action against major oil and chemical companies. The Goldman award is funded by the family of Richard Goldman, a San Francisco philanthropist who died last year. VOA's Deborah Block has the story.