Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson is a shrimp-boat captain, mother of five, environmental and social-justice activist, and cofounder of CodePink. She is the author of An Unreasonable Woman: The True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters and the Fight For Seadrift, Texas.

The BP oil gusher is just the latest in a long line of assaults on the Gulf of Mexico

A fishing boat returns after a night of fishing in the Gulf.Photo courtesy PDub via FlickrI’m a fourth-generation fisherwoman from the Texas Gulf Coast, on a boat since I was eight. Over the last two decades, I’ve become a self-appointed …

Formosa Plastics: Jewel of the Texas Gulf Coast?

Explosion at Texas plastics plant just the latest in a record of malfeasance

For being the self-proclaimed "Jewel of the Texas Gulf Coast," Formosa Plastics isn't doing so hot. Lucky for us, Hurricane Rita, initially packing 185 mph winds and headed straight for Formosa's ill-prepared and sprawling 1,800-acre PVC plant in Point Comfort, …