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Homeland Security's Focus On Photographers At Texas Refineries

Photo by Dave Fehling

Juan Parras, community activist, seen in Houston's industrial Manchester neighborhood.
Two weeks ago, a bomb threat led to the evacuation of the UT campus in Austin. There was no bomb. But coming on the heels of violence directed at Americans in the Middle East, the incident raised what has become a perplexing — and costly — security issue for Texas: How to respond to the threat of terrorism. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been investigating this with regard to what’s called "critical infrastructure."
And you get stopped and you get questioned and they try to make you feel you’re violating the law or a criminal, that’s not a good feeling."
—Juan Parras, an environmental activist who often takes photos of plants

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...