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TCEQ denies permit for concrete batch plant in Houston neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emilia Benton, (541) 961-9811, emilia@airalliancehouston.org TCEQ denies permit for concrete batch plant in Houston neighborhood Decision marks turning point, helps to protect public health (HOUSTON – April 18, 2018) Air Alliance Houston today applauded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s rejection of a permit application for a new concrete batch plant

New study shows air pollution may pose serious health risks to children

A new study, published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows that even short-term exposure of air pollution increases the risk of lower respiratory infections, which can lead to serious health effects in young children. Acute respiratory infection of the lungs and airways, usually caused by viruses, is one of the

Governor Abbott lifts suspensions on environmental regulations

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott’s office lifted suspended environmental regulations put in place during Hurricane Harvey. The suspension had been in effect for almost seven months, and the removal came shortly after One Breath Partnership (which is comprised of several environmental organizations, including Air Alliance Houston) sent a letter to Abbott’s office asking him to end