Threatening Iowa’s Future

This report analyzes how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) regulates livestock operations under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect water quality. In general, IDNR has failed… Read more

Flying Blind

The Environmental Integrity Project, with the support of the Joyce Foundation, analyzed the water quality monitoring and assessment reports of six Great Lakes states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and… Read more

Swimming in Sewage

This report takes a look at the country's sewage collection system. Sewage pipes, some as much as 200 years old, carry enough raw sewage to fill the Great Lakes about… Read more

Race to the Top

This report reviews creative actions that states have taken to cut air emissions from some of the dirtiest power plants and manufacturing facilities in the  country. These state actions are… Read more

Reform or Rollback?

On December 31, 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced sweeping changes to the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program. One of the most significant would allow industrial… Read more

Assessing State Enforcement

Americans have a right to know when their environmental laws are broken, what actions the government has taken to stop those violations, and whether those who broke the law have… Read more

Smoking Guns

This report reviews evidence indicating that large volumes of air pollution are released because flares, a pollution control device in use at many refineries and chemical plants, are poorly operated and… Read more

Bright Lines or Loopholes

The Bush Administration’s changes to the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act, announced on November 22, have opened regulatory loopholes that will allow industrial facilities and… Read more

Turning the Clock Back on the Clean Air Act

The New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act prohibit companies from expanding their oil refineries or other facilities in a way that increases pollution unless they apply… Read more