Posts tagged with: public health

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

TCEQ denies permit for concrete batch plant in Houston neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emilia Benton, (541) 961-9811, 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

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

AAH’s Juan Flores participates in Funders’ Network panel discussion

On Tuesday, March 20, Air Alliance Houston Community Outreach Coordinator Juan Flores participated in the Funders’ Network Conference panel, “Messaging in the Post-Truth Era: Reframing Narratives through Media Engagement,” which aimed to highlight the work of One Breath Partnership, which includes Air Alliance Houston, in its first year of funding. Other speakers were Elizabeth Love, senior program