Groundwater Contamination at Illinois Coal Plants

A new report written by Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, Prairie Rivers Network and Sierra Club, revealed widespread pollution of the groundwater surrounding 90 percent of reporting Illinois coal ash dumpsites.… Read more

Water Pollution From Slaughterhouses

The Environmental Integrity Project’s new report, “Water Pollution from Slaughterhouses,” finds that three quarters of large U.S. meat processing plants that discharge their wastewater directly into streams and rivers violated… Read more

Preparing for the Next Storm

When refineries and other chemical facilities are forced to shut down and restart due to inclement weather, such as was the case with Hurricane Harvey, they release additional harmful pollutants.… Read more

Dirty Deception

A booming new industry that cuts down forests in the Southern United States to generate electricity in Europe, under the false pretense that burning wood pellets is carbon neutral, releases… Read more

Toxic Shell Game

“Toxic Shell Game” examines the Trump administration’s withdrawal of a 23-year-old EPA policy called “Once In, Always In,” which requires hundreds of major sources of air pollution — coal-fired power… Read more

Paying Less to Pollute

After a year in office, civil cases for pollution violations under the Trump Administration declined by 44 percent and penalties were down by 49 percent. This report documents that federal… Read more

Asthma and Air Pollution in Baltimore City

This report documents stark differences in asthma hospitalization rates in rich versus poor neighborhoods in Baltimore, and reveals a dramatic drop in the far southern part of the city after… Read more

Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed using markets to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, but the department’s new nutrient pollution trading rules are bound to stall progress… Read more