At an assembly with officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Valley Interfaith leaders argued that the failure to clean up a 33-acre benzene spill is behind the cancer and other illnesses impacting families living in the area. Leader Frank Pena alerted the assembly that while a legal settlement on the spill resulted in payouts, it did not result in needed environmental cleanup.
That same week, Valley Interfaith threw its political weight behind ballot Proposition 1 for the creation of a new hospital district to drawn down additional federal dollars expand and improve care for local residents.
Organizacion Pide Respuestas Ante Contaminacion De Quimico Debajo de Viviendras, Univision 48
Valley Interfaith Throws Its Weight Behind Hidalgo County Hospital District, Rio Grande Guardian
Local Organizations Announce Support for Hospital District, The Rio Grande Valley Monitor