Posts tagged with: Hurricane Harvey

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

Governor Abbott lifts suspensions on environmental regulations

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott’s office lifted suspended environmental regulations put in place during Hurricane Harvey. The suspension had been in effect for almost seven months, and the removal came shortly after One Breath Partnership (which is comprised of several environmental organizations, including Air Alliance Houston) sent a letter to Abbott’s office asking him to end

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

Magellan, industry need to be held accountable for damage to communities and public health

At the beginning of the holiday season, the pipeline company Magellan Midstream Partners participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner event put on by the Mayor of Galena Park for the city’s residents. The gesture on Magellan’s part, however, was too little too late. That is because it did nothing to address the harmful impacts of