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

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