Paloma

|Paloma Zavala

About Paloma Zavala

Paloma Zavala is the PR and Communications Coordinator at AARC Environmental headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Trump Administration claims U.S. air is cleaner than ever

By |2019-05-20T21:02:24+06:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, Public Health|

According to the Trump Administration, the air and water in the United States is "right now at a record clean." The 2017 energy-related emissions fell 0.9 percent... compared with a year earlier, and were 14 percent below 2005 levels." State and federal regulations and an increased use of natural gas (which emits less carbon dioxide [...]

TCEQ offers grant funding to replace diesel-powered fleet vehicles

By |2019-05-20T21:03:21+06:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, TCEQ, Transportation|

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the TCEQ accounced that $7.7. million in grants is available to encourage business that operate large fleets of vehicles in Texas to replace diesel-powered vehicles with alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles." Until February 18, 2019,  businesses can submit applications to receive grant money under the Texas Clean Fleet Program. To [...]

Two shipping companies convicted of illegal oil discharges into Texas port waters

By |2019-05-20T21:05:49+06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, EPA, Maritime, Oil and Gas, Pollution, Texas|

Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, two Greek shipping companies, pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont to illegally dumping oil into Texas port waters. During initial investigations, Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises made material false statements to the Coast Guard about the oil discharges. As of November 27, 2018, both companies [...]

TCEQ meteorologists continually improve data monitoring

By |2019-05-20T21:21:30+06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, TCEQ, Texas|

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Monitoring Division makes it a goal to inform the public and businesses about real-time air quality and meteorological changes so that they can make informed decisions. Using a geostationary satellite in conjunction with multiple ambient air monitoring stations located throughout Texas, as well as data from other governmental [...]

National Climate Assessment predicts dire conditions for Texas

By |2019-05-20T21:26:59+06:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, Public Health, Texas|

The 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment was released Friday, November 23, 2018. According to the research and analysis, "Texas will face increasingly dire consequences if action isn't taken to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions." As part of the Southern Great Plains, Texas may face an increase of 3.6-5.1 degrees F average temperatures by [...]

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