Galveston Bay, an estuary in distress, fights for life amid economic pressures and bureaucratic fumblings.

Date

1972

Authors

The Conservation Foundation.

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

The Conservation Foundation.

Abstract

Galveston Bay in Texas is one of the nation's most important estuaries. It connects the Gulf of Mexico to a string of industrial complexes extending inland to Houston, the third largest port in the country. The pollution and development pressures on the Galveston Bay environment are extreme. Conditions there illustrate vividly the conflict between concern for environmental protection and reliance on an economic system which has grown and prospered at the expense of environmental quality.

Description

12 p.

Keywords

estuaries; pollution; water pollution; marine pollution; pollution control; economics; environmental conditions; environmental protection

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