Carol Smith strolls through what's left of her neighborhood in Rose City.

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Texas After the Storm: How Hurricane Harvey Swept In a War Between Industry and Environment

The refineries appear on the horizon about 20 miles west of Port Arthur, Texas, smokestacks and twisted piping all pallid gray against the clear morning sky. It’s nearly a month and a half after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, and I’m on Texas Highway 73, heading east from Houston toward the Golden Triangle, a small region of the state tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and the Louisiana border.


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