Posts tagged with: Clean Air Act

New study shows air pollution effects are more harmful than anticipated

Air pollution from industrial startups and shutdowns is worse than experts have thought, according to a new study published by the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many industrial facilities had to shut down operations before the storm arrived and start up again once the rain and flooding stopped. As a

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

Environmental Groups Hopeful After Methane Rule

One Houston group calls a recent federal appeals court ruling “promising.”   Environmental groups are feeling good about a recent court win against the Trump Administration. The D.C. circuit appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can’t delay an Obama-era Methane emissions rule. The court found the EPA didn’t have the power under the