Gathering the Facts

Protecting public health and the environment, empowering communities, standing up to polluters; these things require a firm grasp of the facts.

That’s why the Environmental Integrity Project prioritizes gathering, analyzing, and sharing data. We aim to make our data as accessible as possible, so that anyone interested—academics, community activists, government officials—can use it to answer questions and help hold polluters and governments accountable.

Tracking Oil and Gas Infrastructure Emissions

Oil & Gas Watch is a free, public inventory that tracks this rapid expansion of oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure throughout the United States.


State Air Pollution Emissions Inventories

To provide convenient public access to state air pollution emissions data, EIP created a map database with the most recent state emissions inventories.

Fenceline Benzene Monitoring

EIP developed free, public, and interactive tools to track fenceline benzene concentrations measured at petroleum refineries starting in 2018.

Coal Ash Groundwater Contamination

EIP built a free, public, machine-readable database that contains monitoring results from over 443 annual groundwater monitoring reports posted online by 265 regulated coal plants and coal ash dumps in 2018.

EIP developed Ashtracker to help the public access detailed information about groundwater contamination near areas used to dispose of ash, scrubber sludge or other wastes from coal-burning power plants.


EPA-Related Resources and Documents

Links to various documents EIP has requested from the EPA and analyses of the Agency’s actions.