EPA’s Scott Pruitt pushing to streamline air permit approval process

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to shorten the time it takes for oil refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities to receive permits. While he sees the process as convoluted, Air Alliance Houston believes it’s necessary to protect public health and the environment. These permits are complicated and cannot be rushed. Pruitt shared the goal

One Breath Partnership Launch

Air Alliance Houston is proud to announce the launch of the One Breath Partnership, for which we are serving as a founding member. Other participating partners include Environment Texas, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Integrity Project, Public Citizen, and Rice University. The partnership’s work is made possible through the Houston Endowment. One Breath Partnership serves to amplify the work of Houston-area scientists,

Magellan, industry need to be held accountable for damage to communities and public health

At the beginning of the holiday season, the pipeline company Magellan Midstream Partners participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner event put on by the Mayor of Galena Park for the city’s residents. The gesture on Magellan’s part, however, was too little too late. That is because it did nothing to address the harmful impacts of

Air Alliance Houston and other environmental groups sue U.S. Chemical Safety Board over chemical release reporting

On Thursday, Dec. 7, several environmental groups, including Air Alliance Houston, sued the U.S. Chemical Safety Board in an effort to get the agency to communicate to the public when accidental chemical releases take place. The groups maintain that such action is required according to the Clean Air Act amendments made in 1990. Although the