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

Blind Eye to Big Chicken

Eighty four percent of the 182 Maryland poultry operations inspected by the state between 2017 and 2020 had one or more violations of their state water pollution control permits. But… Read more

Illegal Air Pollution in Texas in 2020

Texas industries reported releasing 46 million pounds of illegal air pollution in 2020, a decrease of 54 percent from 2019 caused by the COVID-19 economic downturn, according to state data… Read more

Water Quality in the Shenandoah Valley

Virginia’s efforts to restore the health of the scenic Shenandoah River are failing because of toothless and absent cleanup plans, a lack of regulations on the livestock industry, and inadequate… Read more

Formaldehyde Air Pollution In Houston

Air pollution monitoring conducted by the Houston Health Department in 2019 and 2020 recorded levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, along the Houston Ship Channel that pose health risks to… Read more

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Maryland’s Landfills

The Environmental Integrity Project’s examination of state and federal data reveals that Maryland’s municipal waste landfills release far more greenhouse gases than was previously thought, making these landfills the single… Read more

Environmental Justice and Refinery Pollution

A 2015 federal Clean Air Act rule requires oil refineries to install air pollution monitors at their boundaries to identify benzene emissions escaping into surrounding neighborhoods. Whenever the monitoring results… Read more