HOUSTON (FOX 26) - On Wednesday, an explosion and fire erupted at the Exxon facility in Baytown, located about 30 miles east of Houston.
37 injuries have been recorded, and a shelter-in-place was issued for the area and lifted Wednesday afternoon.
Governor of Washington and presidential candidate Jay Inslee is building his platform on defeating climate change and acting as an environmental advocate. He responded swiftly to the Baytown incident, taking the opportunity to speak out against fossil fuels, a prominent industry in the Houston area.
Awful news out of Houston. Fossil fuels are dirty and dangerous. It’s clear we must leave them behind. https://t.co/Gbpml5eTJT— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) July 31, 2019