Posts tagged with: environmental justice

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

New study shows African Americans face greater pollution-related health risks

A recent EPA study showed that minorities face a greater risk from air pollution than white people, and black people in particular are the most disproportionately affected. The study, which was published by the American Journal of Public Health, focused on air pollution caused by particulate matter (PM) of 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less.

Hershey Foundation Funds Concrete Project

AAH received a grant from the Hershey Foundation to support a pilot project to strengthen our understanding of threats to air quality caused by concrete batch plants in Houston neighborhoods, particularly environmental justice communities.  In addition to a growing petrochemical industry and an expanding port, there are now an estimated 188 concrete batch plants within