Air Alliance Houston (AAH) Launches Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report on TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)

On Thursday, June 13th, LSLA community partner Air Alliance Houston held a press conference announcing a report on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that considers the wide-ranging health impacts of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s proposed I-45 expansion project, also known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), on communities along the I-45 N … Continue reading Air Alliance Houston (AAH) Launches Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Report on TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)

TxDOT’S Historical Resources Report Omits Houston’s Independence Heights

Houston, TX - For more than 14 years, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been planning the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), a massive expansion of Interstate 45 that will completely reshape freeway transit around downtown Houston, with major changes to I-45, I-69, I-10 and Hwy 288 over the next decade. The proposed expansion … Continue reading TxDOT’S Historical Resources Report Omits Houston’s Independence Heights

Fighting for Clean Air, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Announces Intent to Sue Valero Port Arthur

Port Arthur, TX - Alleging over 1.8 million pounds of unauthorized air pollution were released over the past 5 years by Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery, the community group and Lone Star Legal Aid client, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN), announced at a press conference today that it intends to sue Valero Energy Corporation and … Continue reading Fighting for Clean Air, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PA-CAN) Announces Intent to Sue Valero Port Arthur

Air Quality Awareness Week is April 29 – May 3, 2019

April 29 – May 3 is Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW).  This year’s theme, “Check the AQI and Get Outside,” encourages us to learn about air quality by checking AirNow’s Air Quality Index (AQI) to find out the healthiest times for outdoor activities in your area. LSLA’s Environmental Justice Team recently caught up with EJ … Continue reading Air Quality Awareness Week is April 29 – May 3, 2019

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Environmental Justice Team recently talked with Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston, Bakeyah Nelson, PhD, to find out more about a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) being conducted by AAH this spring. Funded by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the 500 Cities Data Challenge, the HIA will … Continue reading Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD