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

Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry

A new report by the Environmental Integrity Project and Center for Progressive Reform, Toxic Runoff from Maryland Industry, examined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland records for 180 industrial sites that… Read more

Unsustainable Agriculture

Farmers in four south central Pennsylvania counties contribute disproportionately to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay by spreading over four times more nitrogen and phosphorus in manure per acre than farmers… Read more

A Tale of Two Neurotoxins

This report, "A Tale of Two Neurotoxins," is about lead and a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. Both chemicals damage the developing brains of young children, with permanent impacts on IQ and… Read more

The End of the Line for an Economic Myth

Residents of Port Arthur, Texas have sacrificed much over the years for the growth of the oil and gas industry, including through tax abatements that their local government have granted… Read more

Environmental Enforcement Under Trump

The Trump Administration’s EPA has been lighter on the pocketbooks of polluters than previous administrations, collecting 60 percent less in civil penalties than previous administrations had recovered from environmental violators… Read more

Breakdowns in Enforcement

State records from 2011 through 2016 reveal lax enforcement during industrial malfunctions and maintenance. Texas imposed penalties on less than 3 percent of illegal air pollution releases during industrial malfunctions and… Read more

House Bill Bans Future VW-Style Settlements

In the midst of multiple investigations of automakers for installing air pollution testing “defeat devices,” U.S. House lawmakers are backing legislation that would ban all future Volkswagen-style court settlement agreements… Read more