KPRC Radio, The Pursuit of Happiness, March 19 - If you live anywhere in Houston you probably noticed the giant cloud of smoke emanating from ITC, a Deer Park petrochemical storage facility on Houston's east side. Should we be concerned that a giant black cloud can be seen from miles away?
No, said Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Don't worry! Everything is fine. Your health isn't at any risk, she assured us, and you have nothing to worry about. She said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality data has already been made public and everything is just fine. But according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website, data was not made publicly available when Lina made this statement.
Joel Eisenbaum, a reporter from Click2Houston who's brave enough to do real journalism, asked novice Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to release the air quality data. Hildalgo said the data has been released. Again, it wasn't.