Posts tagged with: environmental justice

I-45 Expansion: Health Impact Assessment Stakeholder Workshop

Air Alliance Houston (AAH) was funded by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the 500 Cities Data Challenge to conduct a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the proposed I-45 highway expansion project known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). On September 17, 2018, AAH held a stakeholder workshop about

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

TCEQ denies permit for concrete batch plant in Houston neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emilia Benton, (541) 961-9811, emilia@airalliancehouston.org TCEQ denies permit for concrete batch plant in Houston neighborhood Decision marks turning point, helps to protect public health (HOUSTON – April 18, 2018) Air Alliance Houston today applauded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s rejection of a permit application for a new concrete batch plant

Air Alliance Houston forms new Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience

Air Alliance Houston is joining forces with 22 other organizations in the newly formed Coalition for Environment, Equity and Resilience. CEER is led by AAH executive director Bakeyah Nelson and Jen Powis, who recently co-authored an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle outlining the coalition’s goals and plans. CEER’s Mission CEER aims to drive community voices