Region 6 EPA Environmental Justice Forum

Air Alliance Houston and the Healthy Port Communities Coalition were invited to attend the EPA Region 6 Environmental Justice Forum on June 12-13 in Dallas. The state and federal response to Hurricane Harvey was discussed, and there was much deliberation about what could have been done better in response to the storm. After comments were made on how the air quality in downtown Houston and surrounding areas were cause for concern, TCEQ agreed to meet with us to further discuss this issue. Air Alliance Houston is in the process of planning a town hall meeting to help bring community concerns and TCEQ goals together in order to mitigate the issues that are still plaguing our neighborhoods.