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Find out more about our campaigns to fight back against polluters and advocate for a healthier, more equitable Houston.

Building Healthy Communities

The Problem

Houston is home to over 400 chemical and manufacturing facilities, over 150 concrete batch plants, and more than 140 metal recycling facilities that can expose residents to harmful air pollutants. Due to the absence of adequate land-use policies, many residents live, work and play in close proximity to these sources of air pollution.

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Supporting Sustainable & Equitable Transportation

The Problem

The Houston region faces a number of challenges regarding transportation and the health of its residents that will likely worsen if appropriate actions are not taken. Houston’s particulate matter and smog levels remain unhealthy, and vehicle emissions are a significant contributor to Houston’s stubborn air pollution problem. Air toxics from mobile sources can cause damage to the immune system, reproductive and neurological disorders, and respiratory problems such as asthma.

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Protecting Against Chemical Disasters

The Problem

Major chemical incidents are far too frequent in the Houston area, putting the health and well-being of all communities at risk. Communities of color and low-wealth are particularly vulnerable as hazardous facilities are disproportionately concentrated in these neighborhoods. Frequent chemical incidents are not an unavoidable byproduct of being the nation’s petrochemical capital but are largely preventable.

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Monitoring Our Air

The Problem

While the Houston area is the most heavily monitored region for air quality in the state, the prevalence and proximity of industrial and transportation-related air pollution to Houston’s sprawling residential developments reveals wide gaps in the existing air monitoring network. To better understand communities’ exposure to toxic air pollution on the neighborhood-scale and develop appropriate mitigation strategies, a robust community air monitoring network is needed.

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Mobilizing Action

The Problem

The voices of communities that suffer disproportionately from environmental injustices are often ignored or not able to influence decisions that can adversely affect their health. Achieving environmental justice requires the active involvement of historically excluded groups to effectively consider how policies can lead to inequitable or adverse outcomes for people in neighborhoods that will be impacted by these decisions.

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