Houston, Texas -- Monday, July 24, 2017
With the Valero Houston Refinery at back, Thalia Loera kicks a soccer ball to her husband Elizardo Garcia, not pictured, in Manchester. The two have lived in the neighborhood their entire lives.
Manchester, a small and impoverished community in southeastern Houston, is nestled between the Houston Ship Channel and several sprawling industrial facilities, including the Valero Houston Refinery, Westway Feed Products and Texas Port Recycling. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified dangerous levels of pollution in the Manchester air.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times