Poultry’s Phosphorus Problem

The Chesapeake Bay is overloaded with phosphorus and nitrogen, nutrients that trigger algae blooms that block sunlight and rob Bay waters of the oxygen needed to sustain a healthy ecosystem.… Read more

Closing the Floodgates

Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of toxic water pollution in the United States based on toxicity, dumping billions of pounds of pollution into America’s rivers, lakes, and streams… Read more

Net Loss

More than 130,000 people die every year of heart and lung diseases that result from inhaling particles smaller than the width of a human hair. Coal-fired power plants are a… Read more

Risky Business

The Environmental Integrity Project has been collecting evidence of groundwater contamination near coal ash ponds and landfills for several years, and the more we look, the more we find. After… Read more

Toxic Waters Run Deep

More than 30 years ago, Congress prohibited disposal practices that posed unreasonable risks to public health, and required closure of illegal “open dumps” within five years. In 1979, EPA defined… Read more

Waste To Energy

Maryland has recently seen a surge in proposals to construct or expand Waste-to-Energy (WTE) incinerators which will result in more than doubling Maryland’s capacity to incinerate trash for energy use.… Read more

Hazardous Pollution from Factory Farms

Rural residents have long complained about the stench and air pollution from industrial scale livestock operations. New data released by the EPA suggest these complaints are well-founded. The results of… Read more