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The Smell of Money: One Man's Fight to Clear the Air in His Hometown

Hilton Kelley is a leading environmental activist who gave up a Hollywood acting career to move to Port Arthur, Texas, a town that’s known for having some of the most toxic air in the country.

For more than a decade, Hilton Kelley has worked to clean up Port Arthur’s air by facing off against industrial polluters that literally surround the Texas town. These facilities include numerous refineries and chemical plants, a shipyard full of diesel-fueled barges, and even an incineration plant that just received a permit to burn chemical waste from Syria.

Kelley spoke with Earthjustice in June of 2014.

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