Trashing The Climate

More than 1,100 municipal landfills emitted at least 3.7 million metric tons of methane in 2021, which had the climate-warming impact of 66 million gasoline-powered vehicles driving for a year… Read more

The Fertilizer Boom

On April 17, 2013, a fertilizer company storage facility in the small town of West, Texas, holding more than 500,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, caught fire and exploded, flattening more… Read more

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