EIP was featured in over 2,000 stories in 2023, including:

The New York Times, 1/25/23
Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission 

NPR, 1/26/23 
Oil refineries release lots of water pollution near communities of color, data show 

Environmental advocates push feds to investigate Texas’ enforcement of water quality 

In East Palestine, residents fear the future 

REUTERS, 3/1/23 
US to toughen water pollution rules for meat plants 

The Shell cracker in Beaver County bolstered its air monitoring system. But don’t expect instant data

VOX, 4/2/23 
The thread that ties the recent chemical spills together 

Ohio train derailment highlights waste disposal predicament 

EPA Must Complete Landfill Emissions Review By August 2024 

The Right-Wing War on Clean Air

Gas stoves emit benzene levels above secondhand smoke, US study finds

THE HILL, 6/22/23
Environment groups ask Biden to crack down on methane emissions from landfills

Environmental groups raise alarms about the dredging of the Matagorda ship channel

The One-Mile Rule: Texas’ Unwritten and Arbitrary Policy Protects Big Polluters from Citizen Complaints

Texas Violated the Law with Lax Emissions Limits, Federal Court Rules

Maryland Supreme Court says ammonia rules for chicken farms are sufficient. Environmental groups disagree.

These Houston Neighborhoods Have the Worst Smog Levels in the Region

DESMOG, 12/13/23
EPA Requirements for Monitoring Buried Carbon Emissions Are Too Weak: New Report

Many on Gulf Coast say time is running out for EPA to act on toxic air

EIP was featured in over 3,000 stories in 2022, including:

Missouri Independent, 12/22/22
Environmental enforcement has fallen off under Biden, report says

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/21/22
Proposed agreement between conservation groups and Henrico County awaits state OK

The Port Lavaca Wave, 12/14/22
Port dredging halted for more environmental assessments

Baltimore Brew, 12/5/22
After a century of industrial accidents and toxic exposures, Curtis Bay residents say they’ve had enough

Inside Climate News, 12/2/22
Sidestepping a New Climate Commitment, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Greenlights a Mammoth LNG Project in Louisiana

Tennessee Lookout, 11/28/22
Report: TVA’s Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis ranks #10 in most contaminated U.S. sites

Truthout, 11/25/22
New Report Details How Coal Plants Are Polluting Water and Getting Away With It

Grist, 11/4/22
Report: 90% of all U.S. coal plants are contaminating groundwater

San Antonio Current, 11/3/22
Two San Antonio-area power plants are among the worst U.S. sites for coal ash contamination

The New Republic, 11/3/22
Report: 96 Percent of U.S. Coal Plants Have No Plans to Clean Up Groundwater They Contaminated

The Baltimore Sun, 10/19/22
‘A collapsing house of cards’: Officials in Maryland decry impending failure of another Chesapeake Bay agreement

Greenwire, 10/18/22
Pollution still flows through Clean Water Act loophole

Associated Press, 10/17/22
Clean Water Act at 50: environmental gains, challenges unmet

Reuters, 10/11/22
Coal-fired plants in Texas bypassing pollution controls, lawsuit says

The New Orleans Advocate, 10/3/22
British company agrees to pay $3.2 million for air pollution at Louisiana wood pellet mills

Reuters, 9/23/22
Exclusive: Cheniere to fix Louisiana LNG plant equipment after failing pollution test

CNBC, 9/18/22
These 7 states have the worst air pollution in the U.S.

Associated Press, 9/15/22
BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Chicago Tribune, 9/15/22
BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Houston Chronicle, 9/6/22
EPA deals blow to Phillips 66’s Bluewater, proposed deepwater terminal offshore Corpus Christi

The Washington Post, 8/27/22
Surrounded by fossil fuels, they fear climate bill leaves them behind

Energy News Network, 8/26/22
Coal ash near Illinois water wells to stay, despite residents’ concerns

Courthouse News Service, 8/25/22
Groups seek ‘overdue’ review of coal ash monitoring exemption

Bloomberg Law, 8/9/22
EPA to Weigh Updated Flare Pollution Rules in New Agreements

Staunton News Leader, 8/4/22
Think twice before swimming in Shenandoah waterways — they’re full of fecal bacteria

Truthout, 7/29/22
ExxonMobil Is Counting on Trump-Chosen Judge to Undermine Right to Sue Polluters

Beaumont Enterprise, 7/10/22
Jefferson County LNG plants could release 11M tons of greenhouse gases annually

Delmarva Now, 7/5/22
Upcoming Supreme Court case will test limits on EPA, Delaware lawmakers to act on water

Inside Climate News, 7/4/22
A Vast Refinery Site in Philadelphia Is Being Redeveloped and Called ‘The Bellwether District.’ But for Black Residents Nearby, Justice Awaits

The Washington Post, 7/1/22
The U.S. is ditching coal. The Supreme Court ruling won’t change that.

TIME, 6/30/22
What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the ‘Clean Air Act’ Means for Carbon Emissions

Reuters, 6/30/22
Analysis: Back to the drawing board: U.S. Supreme Court upends Biden climate agenda

The Texas Observer, 6/29/22
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Faces A Reckoning

Gizmodo, 6/15/22
Emissions From New U.S. Natural Gas Projects Will Equal 18 Million Cars

Inside Climate News, 6/9/22
US Firms Secure 19 Deals to Export Liquified Natural Gas, Driven in Part by the War in Ukraine

New Orleans Advocate, 6/7/22
Proposed EPA settlement could further reduce ‘Cancer Alley’ toxic emissions

Grist, 6/2/22
A Texas county wants to punish polluters. The state won’t let it.

The Washington Post, 5/31/22
Biden wants to rebuild the EPA. He doesn’t have the money to do it.

Grist, 5/26/22
The war in Ukraine may ramp up pollution in US oil and gas communities

Reuters, 5/12/22
Nine U.S. Gulf Coast refineries exceeded federal benzene levels, study says

The Texas Tribune, 5/12/22
Five Texas refineries polluted above federal limit on cancer-causing benzene last year, report found

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/12/22
High levels of a toxic chemical were recorded as the former South Philly refinery got demolished

The Washington Post, 4/21/22
Gulf Coast gas export frenzy raises tough questions for U.S., Europe

Houston Public Media, 4/13/22
A petrochemical company wants to expand in Houston’s East End. The city says air pollution levels are already too high

Inside Climate News, 4/10/22
A Biomass Power Plant in Rural North Carolina Reignites Concerns Over Clean Energy and Environmental Justice

New Orleans Public Radio, 4/6/22
Most of Louisiana’s waterways are polluted. Biggest reasons? Fertilizer and sewage

USA Today, 3/31/22
A new threat emerges for US lakes and rivers. Your lawn or toilet may be partly to blame.

EcoWatch, 3/29/22
50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

Delaware News Journal, 3/25/22
Delaware, Maryland rivers and streams among the most polluted, report says

Oregon Capital Chronicle, 3/23/22
Oregon has most miles of polluted or ‘impaired’ waterways nationwide, new analysis says

The Hill, 3/17/22
Fifty percent of U.S. waterways impaired by pollution: report

Reuters, 2/25/22
U.S. environmental enforcement activity has dropped, study shows

Greenwire, 2/11/22
EPA’s Trump-era FOIA rule set for a revamp

The Houston Chronicle, 2/2/22
How dangerous is this common chemical? EPA says Texas has it wrong, the latest in a years-long fight

Pennsylvania Record, 2/1/22
Federal engineering report stays litigation between Susquehanna River group and food processor

WYPR News Baltimore, 1/19/22
Short-staffed MDE could spell trouble for Maryland’s drinking water

Energy Mix, 1/18/22
U.S. Pours Millions into ‘False’ Plastics Solutions, Advocates Say

NPR, 1/12/22
In Orlando, a mountain of coal ash evades EPA rules. It’s not the only one

Reuters, 1/11/22
Biden EPA advances efforts to curb toxic coal ash contamination

EIP was featured in over 2,000 stories in 2021, including:

The Washington Post, 12/13/21
Manchin cites a blind trust to justify climate votes. But much income from his family’s coal company isn’t covered.

Chicago Tribune, 12/02/21
BP settles another lawsuit over lung-damaging soot from Whiting refinery

ProPublica, 11/02/21
Poison in the Air

The Guardian, 10/05/21
Biomass is promoted as a carbon neutral fuel. But is burning wood a step in the wrong direction?

San Antonio Express-News, 09/23/21
Environmental groups ask EPA to strip Texas officials of water pollution control

Port Arthur News, 09/08/21
Port Arthur facility accused of violating Civil Rights Act with emissions

State Impact PA, 08/05/21
PA cities have a sewer-system problem. Green infrastructure can help — but comes with its own risks

NPR, 07/13/21
Your Trash Is Emitting Methane In The Landfill. Here’s Why It Matters For The Climate

The Houston Chronicle, 07/01/21
Houston urges TCEQ to tighten emissions rules following study of formaldehyde in city’s air

The Washington Post, 06/09/21
Md. landfills emit much more greenhouse gases than state estimated, environmentalists find

Reuters, 06/01/21
Three Exxon refineries top the list of U.S. polluters

The New York Times, 04/28/21
People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Inside Climate News, 04/18/21
Noxious Neighbors: The EPA Knows Tanks Holding Heavy Fuels Emit Harmful Chemicals. Why Are Americans Still at Risk?

Associated Press, 04/15/21
Judge: BP’s Indiana refinery violated soot emission limits

The Intercept, 03/18/21
Tracking the Invisible Killer: Trump EPA Invited Companies to Revise Pollution Records of a Potent Carcinogen

The Baltimore Sun, 03/12/21
Michael Regan: Chesapeake Bay’s man of the hour

NBC News, 03/09/21
Shalanda Baker and the energy crisis plaguing Black and brown Americans

Buzzfeed, 02/10/21
Trump Led An “All-Out Assault” On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02/10/21
Public input blocked on shale gas wastewater permitting

The Texas Tribune, 01/04/21
Environmental groups allege Texas rubber-stamped industrial plants’ pollution — and that the EPA looked the other way

EIP was featured in nearly 2,300 news stories in 2020, including:

DeSmogBlog, 10/08/20
Rush to Build LNG Export Terminals Falters as Uncertainty Grows Over Financials

The Island Packet, 10/07/20
SC Wood Pellet Mill Made People Sick, Neighbors Say. Has It Followed Regulations?

The Associated Press, 08/24/20
Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

The Beaumont Enterprise, 08/22/20
Suit Targets Woodville Plant Emissions

The Washington Post, 08/18/20
Report faults Maryland for failings in Chesapeake Bay pollution

WITF-FM, public radio, Harrisburg, PA, 08/17/20
Sampling confirms Harrisburg’s sewage overflow is polluting the Susquehanna River with E. coli

Maryland Matters, 08/18/20
Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

The Landcaster (PA) News-Press, 08/19/20
Feces-related bacteria again found in Susquehanna River at Harrisburg: environmentalists

Cumberland (MD) Times-News, 08/19/20
Report documents slip in efforts to control bay pollution

WTOP, AM-Washington DC, 08/20/20
Is MD Turning its Back on Commitments to Reduce Pollution from Stormwater?

InsideClimate News, 08/24/20
How Maryland’s Preference for Burning Trash Galvanized Environmental Activists in Baltimore

WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C., 07/20/20
Environmentalists Threatening Legal Action Against West Virginia Coal Company for Allegedly Polluting the Potomac River

Maryland Matters, 07/20/20
Environmentalists Threaten Legal Action Against Coal Company for Potomac River Pollution

Mineral Daily News Tribune (Keyser, WV), 07/18/20
Riverkeepers take legal action against coal company

The Boston Globe, 04/08/2020
Editorial: Trump’s Team Finds New Ways to Harm Our Health

The Washington Post, 03/31/2020
Trump administration moves forward with looser air rules as respiratory disease grips U.S.

E&E News/Scientific American, 03/30/2020
EPA to Ease Pollution Enforcement, Which Could Exacerbate Lung Illnesses

Houston Public Media, 02/26/2020
Report: Houston Has 10 Of The Most Toxic Industrial Polluters In The U.S.

The Albuquerque Journal, 02/06/2020
Artesia refinery emitting high levels of chemical

The Texas Tribune, 02/16/2020
Report: Six Texas oil refineries spewing cancer-causing pollutant above federal threshold

NBC News, 01/16/2020
Massive oil refinery leaks toxic chemical in the middle of Philadelphia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 01/14/2020
Coal ash ponds float to the top of the Democratic agenda

The Intercept, 01/12/2020
The War on the War on Cancer

The New York Times, 01/11/20
House Democrats Push Environmental Bills, but Victories Are Few

The New Orleans Times-Picayune, 01/08/2020
Greenhouse gases released by oil, gas-related industry on the rise in Louisiana and nation: report

EIP was featured in nearly 3,500 news stories in 2019, including:

The Indianapolis Star, 12/26/2019
IDEM budget dropped almost 20% in the last decade as total state spending increased, report says

KCUR Kansas, 12/13/2019
Report: Kansas Put Your Health At Risk By Trimming Environmental Agency’s Budget

The Chicago Tribune, 12/13/2019
Indiana environmental agency ‘kneecapped’ by staff cuts, report says

The Washington Post, 11/03/2019
EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants

Rolling Stone, 10/30/2019
Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Is Getting Even More Toxic — But Residents Are Fighting Back

NPR Moring Edition, 10/24/2019
Newest National Park Abuts Problem-Causing Industrial Area

The San Francisco Chronicle, 09/27/2019
Trump administration accuses California of water pollution

MSNBC, 09/17/2019
Deregulated natural gas flaring impacting Texas

Houston Public Media, 09/05/2019
New Report Shows Air Pollution From Plastics Plants In Greater Houston Is Getting Worse

The Baltimore Sun, 09/03/2019
Editorial: Let’s sue Pennsylvania, Part II

State Impact Pennsylvania, 08/26/2019
‘We don’t understand why they haven’t done this yet’: Groups sue US Steel over emissions data

Harrisburg Patriot-News/Penn Live, 08/22/2019
Feces-related bacteria abundant in Harrisburg waterways, well above safe levels: environmentalists

The San Diego Union-Tribune, 08/08/2019
Environmental Groups Move to Sue South Bay Refinery Over Mishandling of Hazardous Waste

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 07/31/2019
Coal-fired plant operator to pay Pa. ‘historic’ $1M for polluting water with ash

The Hill, 07/24/2019
Green groups sue EPA over ‘sweeping overhaul’ of public records policy

Los Angeles Times, 07/16/2019
Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel

Hattiesburg (MS) American, 07/08/2019
World’s largest pellet mill could boost Mississippi’s economy. But will it hurt environment, residents?

Washington County (PA) Observer-Reporter, 06/04/2019
State Supreme Court: Washington County residents’ testimony was proper for well pad denial

Yale Environment 360, 05/22/2019
For a Texas Ranching Family, Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Hits Home

NBC News, 05/16/2019
Ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt spent nearly $124,000 on ‘excessive airfare,’ agency says

East Bay Times, 05/15/2019
Dow’s Pittsburg plant breaking environmental laws, groups say

Austin American-Statesman, 05/10/2019
Editorial: Like living here? Let’s show greater care for our environment

Midland Reporter-Telegram, 05/09/2019
Permian has ‘serious air pollution problem’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 05/02/2019
U.S. Steel emissions of benzene, other gases, far exceeded legal limits, environmental groups say

Chesapeake Bay Magazine, 04/16/2019
Report: Coal Ash Pollutes 91% of Power Plants Tested

The Daily News-Record (Shenandoah Valley), 04/05/2019
Report: Farm Pollution High in Rockingham, Augusta

The Guardian, 04/04/2019
Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Houston Chronicle, 03/20/2019
Deer Park company battling fire accused of intentionally polluting water during Harvey

Kentucky Journal, 3/11/19
Kentucky’s groundwater pollution resulting from coal ash ranks among worst in U.S., new report shows

Reuters, 02/26/2019
U.S. EPA Denies Being Soft on Polluters as Democrats Question Enforcement

The Washington Post, 01/24/2019
Civil penalties for polluters dropped dramatically in Trump’s first two years, analysis shows

InsideClimate News, 01/18/2019
Coal Ash Is Contaminating Groundwater in at least 22 States, Utility Reports Show

The San Antonio Express-News, 01/17/2019
CPS Energy, San Miguel utility among Texas coal ash polluters

The New York Times, 01/09/19
Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job