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October 26, 2007

Professor Thomas McGarity featured in CNN documentary, “Planet in Peril”

CNN featured Thomas McGarity, an environmental law scholar at The University of Texas, in a recent two-part, four hour documentary that examined the Earth’s environmental issues.

“Planet in Peril,” which originally aired this week (October 23–24), included a segment about hazardous petrochemical pollutants in Houston and showed McGarity teaching his environmental law class at UT Law and talking about the connection between poverty and poor environmental conditions.

To read the related CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/18/poor.environment/

To watch the video: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/18/poor.environment/#cnnSTCVideo

Related links: Thomas McGarity: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/tom56/

Media contact: Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or kfortune@law.utexas.edu.