The HARC Report (2021) – Widening and Deepening of the Houston Ship Channel: Air Quality & Health Impacts, an executive summary.
The state’s Point Source Emissions Inventory – an annual survey of chemical plants, refineries, electric utility plants and other industrial sites that meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s reporting criteria for pollution sources
“Evaluation of the air quality impacts of clean combustion technologies, emissions controls and fleet electrification in the Houston Metropolitan Area for the year 2040” (2018) – report released by the University of Houston in conjunction with Public Citizen and the Healthy Port Communities Coalition assessing future models for emission control.
“Emissions in the stream: estimating the greenhouse gas impacts of an oil and gas boom” (2020) – By 2030, petrochemical expansion in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southwest regions could add 541 million tons of CO2 equivalent pollution, equivalent to 8% of total current 6 annual U.S. emissions or the emissions from 131 coal-fired power plants.
The Houston Chronicle’s Chemical Breakdown documents the ongoing threat of chemical disasters for those living in the Houston area, estimating that a chemical disaster happens once every six weeks.
“Childhood lymphohematopoietic cancer incidence and hazardous air pollutants in southeast Texas, 1995-2004” (2008) – study by the UT School of Public Health determining that children living within two miles of the Houston Ship Channel have a 56 percent higher risk of contracting acute lymphocytic leukemia than children living more than 10 miles from the channel.
Creating a Healthier Houston by Preventing Pollution Before It Happens
We can join together to ask our city officials and representatives to reduce pollution and congestion by 50% over the next 20 years, to create a disaster and toxic risk reduction plan, and zero emissions trucks, engines, and marine vessels.