Port Commissioners Take Step Toward Cleaner Future with Dredging Contract for Houston Ship Channel

Statement of EDF Senior Director of Climate and Health Elena Craft

October 13, 2021
Matthew Tresaugue, (713) 392-7888, mtresaugue@edf.org

“Port Houston can protect nearby families from harmful air pollution and help to make their communities healthier places to live while growing economic opportunity for everyone. It requires leadership. We are encouraged to see the port commissioners’ decision to utilize cleaner dredges for the first phase of deepening and widening the Houston Ship Channel. As city and county leaders work to achieve urgent climate goals, from electrifying our public transit to transitioning to renewable sources of our energy, we are hopeful that the port commissioners envision a future beyond this one project, seizing opportunities to begin their necessary transition and retire the oldest, dirtiest trucks, trains and other equipment from our region.”

- Elena Craft, Senior Director for Climate and Health, Environmental Defense Fund

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