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Trump EPA plans to roll back fuel efficiency standards

This week, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency’s plans to relax emissions standards for cars and trucks, stating that Obama-era regulations set standards “too high.” This effort will likely weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for automobiles. The EPA stated that it has completed a review on vehicles for model years 2022-2025 but did not

Air Alliance Houston Happenings

The following are just a few of the projects keeping AAH’s staff busy during the month of April: The Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience (CEER) held its most recent meeting on March 29, and was also referenced in a Houston Chronicle editorial highlighting that it’s growing increasingly evident that the state government needs to

Pasadena Town Hall Meeting: Mobilizing Communities for a Healthier Future

Date: Sun, 04/29/2018
Location: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 705 Williams St., Pasadena, TX 77506

At this town hall meeting, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Air Alliance Houston will be releasing key findings from the Pasadena Community Survey on residents’ concerns regarding quality of life, children’s health, air quality, and neighborhood safety. In collaboration with AAH, Harris County Public Health will be sharing important information regarding chronic disease prevention

Pruitt’s EPA rejects challenge to Baytown refinery operating permit

Scott Pruitt’s EPA has rejected a challenge to the state operating permit for one part of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Baytown refinery and petrochemical complex near Houston, according to a response formally published in the Federal Register on March 23, according to E&E News. In 2016, the Environmental Integrity Project, along with Air Alliance Houston and