Houston’s Port communities are disproportionately exposed to pollution from multiple, compounding sources. Still, their concerns continue to go unanswered by policymakers. As industry and freight traffic grows, an increase in shipping, vehicles, rail yards, and industrial operations will further exacerbate air and water pollution as well as chemical disaster risks in these neighborhoods.
What we’re doing
As a member of the Healthy Port Communities Coalition (HPCC), we advocate in partnership with residents for the health and well-being of communities impacted by port operations along the Houston Ship Channel. We work to increase transparency, equity, and community participation in decision-making processes concerning the Port. We advocate for the creation of an Equitable Clean Air Strategy Plan and the adoption of cleaner equipment throughout the Port’s Ship Channel Expansion (‘Project 11’).