Posts tagged with: environmental justice

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

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.