The Houston area has experienced a significant number of air quality events in the last couple of weeks: On May 2, a fire broke out at a Metton America plastics fabrication plant in La Porte. Firefighters, along with Harris County Hazardous Materials Response Team and Harris County Pollution Control were called to the plant after it was
The following are just a few of the projects that have kept AAH’s staff busy during the month of May: AAH was named a grantee of the 5oo Cities Data Challenge. This grant will support Air Alliance Houston’s work on a health impact assessment (HIA) of the planned highway expansion along I-45. Read more here.
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
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