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Brandt Mannchen

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Air Pollution, Forestry, Clearcutting, Transportation, Monitoring, Regulation, Public Comment, Government, Non-Profit, Sierra

Mr. Mannchen served as an environmental investigator for the City of Houston Bureau of Air Quality Control for many years, where he inspected and monitored large industrial facilities for compliance with local, state and federal air pollution law. He also was a co-founder of the non-profit group GHASP, the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention, and has filed numerous private citizen comments on the State Implementation Plan, Grand Parkway, and other issues affecting Houston air quality, which struggles with high toxic air emissions and ozone levels.

Mr. Mannchen also serves as a volunteer with the Houston Sierra Club, where he has long been chair of the Forestry Subcommittee, working to increase and protect the Big Thicket National Preserve, a unique convergence of the eastern hardwood forests, the Gulf coastal plains, and the midwest prairies in Southeast Texas, near Beaumont. He has also helped maintain and explore the Lone Star Trail, a 140-mile trail through the public lands of east Texas. Mr. Mannchen has been particularly active in trying to preserve this legacy by challenging monoculture pine management, clearcutting schedules, and excessive timber sales in the publicly owned forests of Texas.



October 22, 2003
Bellaire, Texas
Reels 2280, 2281, and 2282

Please see a brief Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Mannchen.

Please see the uncut video (reels 2280, 2281, and 2282) and the  transcript of Mr. Mannchen's full interview.






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