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Air Alliance Houston selected as a 500 Cities Data Challenge grantee

Air Alliance Houston is pleased to announce its selection as a 500 Cities Data Challenge grantee. A partnership between the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Challenge aims to encourage communities to dig into the 500 Cities dataset and design innovative solutions which address social factors that influence health, such as housing, education and transportation. The Houston region

Biweekly Ozone Report

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued 12 Ozone Action Days for the greater Houston area for 2018, all within the last 24 days. The highest values for the Daily Maximum Eight-Hour Ozone Averages for the first two weeks of May were all on May 7. Ozone forms when a mixture of chemicals, mostly from tailpipes and

Pruitt’s EPA announces changes in future enforcement of Clean Air Act

EPA chief Scott Pruitt announced a change last week regarding future enforcement of the Clean Air Act. This change will include feedback from state and local governments on the economic impact of federal pollution regulations. Current federal law and U.S. Supreme Court decisions require the EPA to focus on public health rather than costs when it comes to