The Polluter’s Playbook

Industries in Texas reported 21,769 incidents that released 409,575 tons of illegal air pollution during malfunctions, startups, and shutdowns from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2022. But in only… Read more

Eastern Shore Ammonia Air Monitoring Project

The Environmental Integrity Project and Assateague Coastal Trust monitored gaseous ammonia levels at residential properties near large poultry operations in Somerset and Worcester Counties using passive samplers. Samples measured two-week… Read more

Oil’s Unchecked Outfalls

EIP's national study of water pollution from oil refineries reveals that EPA is failing in its legal responsibilities to regulate the half billion gallons of wastewater a day that pours… Read more

Stopping Sewage Overflows in Harrisburg, PA

As Pennsylvania’s capital considers plans for reducing combined sewage overflows, several cities – small and large – provide examples of successful infrastructure upgrades to end sewage overflows.  At least 700… Read more

The Clean Water Act at 50

A half century after the passage of the landmark federal Clean Water Act, and almost four decades after the law’s deadline for all waters across the U.S. to be “fishable… Read more

EPA Enforcement After 20 Years

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an Executive Order pledging to, “hold polluters accountable, including those who disproportionately harm communities of color and low-income communities." To keep… Read more

Stagnant Waters

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, an EIP analysis of state water quality monitoring data shows that levels of phosphorus and algae remain stuck at high levels with no improvement… Read more