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Jim Earhart

Region: Rio Grande Valley

Topics: Education, Biology, Water, Wildlife, Pollution


Dr. Earhart is a retired professor of biology who taught at the Laredo Community College.  He has also worked as a co-founder and executive director of the Rio Grande International Study Center, as a father of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center, and a board member of Laredo's Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee.

In each of these posts, Dr. Earhart has worked to protect the Rio Grande and the contributing creeks, wetlands and watersheds in the Laredo area from its booming growth and development.  With the development of the maquiladora and warehousing industry, the increase in trade across the international border, and the tripling of population in the Nuevo Laredo / Laredo metropolitan area from 1960 to 2000, pressures on the area's water supply and quality, solid waste, traffic and air quality have intensified.



Interviewed

February 23, 2006
Laredo, Texas
Reels 2366, 2367, 2368
 

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

Please see the uncut video (reels 2366, 2367, and 2368) and the transcript of Dr. Earhart's full interview.

 

 

 

 

 
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