Research and Reports

Looking for more information about Houston’s air quality issues? We have listed here our most recent research and reports. You will also find links to the work of our predecessor organizations, the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP) and Mothers for Clean Air (MfCA), both of which produced many excellent reports on air quality problems and solutions in Houston.

COVID and Public Transit in the Houston Region
Air Alliance Houston, in partnership with LINK Houston & Texas Southern University, 2021

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment
Bob Levy, Board of Directors of Air Alliance Houston, 2014

Big Breaks for Big Polluters: Why enforcement inconsistencies contribute to ineffective air pollution control
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2008 

Houston’s Air Research: What we know, What has worked, Why it matters
Bob Levy, Industry Professionals for Clean Air – Houston, 2008

Houston, we Have a Problem: A Roadmap for Reducing Petrochemical Industry Toxic Emissions in the Lone Star State
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), Industry Professionals for Clean Ai, Environmental Defense Fun & Environmental Integrity Project, 2008

GHASP Air Monitoring Activities, 2005-2008
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2008

A Vision of Clean Air
Jim Blackburn, GHASP Policy Committee, 2006

Cooling Off: State Investigations Show Reductions in Cooling Tower Emissions
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2006

Exceeding the Limit: Industry Violations of New Rule Almost Slid Under State’s Radar
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2006

Strategy for Reducing Flare Emissions
Industry Professionals for Clean Air – Houston, 2006

Whiners Matter!
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2006

Reducing Flare Emissions from Chemical Plants and Refineries
Industry Professionals for Clean Air – Houston, 2005

Reducing Emissions from Plant Flares – Presentation
Industry Professionals for Clean Air – Houston, 2005

Mercury in Galveston and Houston Fish
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2004 

Who’s Counting? The Systematic Underreporting of Toxic Air Emissions
Environmental Integrity Project and the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2004

Reducing Air Pollution From Houston-Area School Buses
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2004

Smoke in the Water: Air Pollution Hidden in the Water Vapor from Cooling Towers
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2004

Where Does Houston’s Smog Come From?
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2003

Where Does Houston’s Smog Come From? Part II
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2003

How Bad is Houston’s Smog?
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 2002

Trees & Our Air: The Role of Trees and Other Vegetation in Houston-Area Air Pollution
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP), 1999