Protecting Air Quality
Member companies have taken a leadership position in improving air quality by pledging further reductions to help bring the Houston/Galveston area into compliance with federal standards for ozone. For example, the total quantities of reported emissions were reduced by 76 percent in the Houston region from fiscal year 2003 to fiscal year 2006.
The East Harris County Manufacturers Principles for Cleaner Air underscores our ongoing commitment to promote a State Implementation Plan (SIP) that promotes human health and protection of the environment while maintaining the economic and competitive strengths of this region.
Clean Texas was a voluntary environmental leadership program to protect air, water, and land resources in Texas. Clean Texas recognized organizations for creative approaches in resolving environmental challenges and setting goals that exceed compliance levels under existing regulations.
Although the Clean Texas program has expired, the TCEQ continues to encourage the use of Environmental Management Systems. To learn more about this initiative click here.
EHCMA has also committed to working with the Greater Houston Partnership to contribute to On Air: Houston to communicate to our community about air quality in Houston.
To learn more about On Air: Houston, visit the website to view the air quality toolkit.