The Thin Green Line

The Environmental Integrity Project examined the budgets of the environmental agencies in the lower 48 states (numbers for Alaska and Hawaii were not available). Our analysis surveyed annual expenditures and… Read more

Plastics Pollution on the Rise

In the wake of a series of fires, explosions, and pollution releases at chemical plants, a new report reveals that the Houston region’s rapidly growing plastics industry is significantly increasing… Read more

Sewage Overflows in Pennsylvania’s Capital

Sewage overflows from Pennsylvania’s capital have only increased since a 2015 consent decree meant to address the problem, with the amount of human waste mixed with stormwater released to the… Read more

Pollution Trading in the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay region states are trying to make the Bay cleanup easier by encouraging polluters to trade with each other. In the abstract, what is called “nutrient trading” might… Read more

Sour Wind in West Texas

Illegal air pollution from the booming oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin is causing unhealthy air pollution levels in West Texas, but the state has not installed enough… Read more

Livestock Fencing in the Shenandoah Valley

For many years, one of the most important, unanswered questions in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup has been: To what extent are farmers actually implementing pollution control practices, such as fencing… Read more

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy

An examination of industry data available for the first time concludes that 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants with monitoring data are contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic… Read more