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Jan 30, 2014, 11:00 ET

14 Groups: EPA Should Close Loophole Allowing Nearly 400 Oil & Gas Sites In Six States To Avoid Public Reporting Of Millions Of Pounds Of Toxic Pollution Annually

395 Facilities Identified in CO, LA, ND, PA, TX, and WY, Each Emitting over 10,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year.  Hundreds of large...

May 23, 2013, 11:01 ET

Report: Global Warming Emissions From Coal-fired Power Plants in U.S. to Rise in 2013 After Long Decline

After a major fall-off in carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from coal-fired electric power plants of 13.1 percent between 2005 and 2012, the first...

Jan 03, 2013, 10:33 ET

EIP "Toxic 10" Report: Power Plants Emitting Most Mercury Account For Nearly a Fifth of All Such Pollution

Overall Industry Mercury Emissions Down, But Progress Uneven at Worst Power Plants; TX is Home to 5 of 10 Worst Mercury-Emitting Plants, With the...

Oct 24, 2012, 13:00 ET

17 Groups Petition EPA For Public Reporting Of Chemical Releases From Fracking, Other Oil And Gas Operations

127,000 Tons of Undisclosed Hazardous Emissions: Oil and Gas Would Join Other Industries, Including Coal, That Already Report to the Toxics Release...

Jul 18, 2012, 13:00 ET

EIP: 100,000 Tons of Pollution Tied to "Accidents" at Texas Refineries, Chemical Plants, and Oil & Gas Facilities

Bulk of Problem Takes Place at Natural Gas Plant Operations; Pattern of "Neglect" Seen As Pollution Sometimes Drags on for Weeks or Even Months....

Jun 28, 2012, 11:11 ET

Meet Coal Ash's Fake New Chinese Friends: "Big Steamed Bun" And "Handsome Dragon"

Flashback to Scandal Over Energy Industry's 2009 Phony Letters to Congress:  Linguistic Analysis Shows Pro-Coal Group Submitted Bogus Petition...

Jun 07, 2012, 13:30 ET

EIP Report: Cost Of Deaths From 18 Coal-Fired Power Plants' Pollution Higher Than Value Of Electricity Generated

Yates Plant in Georgia Is Found Most Out of Balance in Terms of Social Cost/Produced Electricity Value; "Net Loss" Analysis Highlights Premature...

May 09, 2012, 11:17 ET

EIP Files FOIA Suit To Obtain Details On 65 Clean Air Act Meetings With White House "Regulatory Chokepoint"

 The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) filed suit late Tuesday under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain records of 65...

Dec 13, 2011, 13:30 ET

Report: 20 Additional Toxic Coal Ash Contamination Sites Found in 10 States

As Congress Considers "Deregulating" Toxic Coal Ash, Citizens Plea for Federal Enforcement of Standards to Protect Their Drinking Water; EIP...

Dec 07, 2011, 13:30 ET

EIP: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and Texas Are Top States in Terms of Toxic Power Plant Air Pollution

With EPA Poised to Take Long-Overdue Action, WV, GA, AL, MI, FL, NC, ND, MO, WY, and SC Comprise Balance of 15 States With Worst Air Releases...

Dec 06, 2011, 11:00 ET

Report To Name "Filthy 15" States With Worst Toxic Power Plant Air Pollution

AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, TX, WV and WY to be Highlighted; Arsenic, Chromium and Mercury Among 7 Toxic Pollutants Weighed for...

Oct 13, 2011, 11:30 ET

Analysis: House Bill up for Vote Friday Sets "Design" Standards for Arsenic Concentrations at New Coal Ash Sites 5 Times Higher Than Current Safe Drinking Water Act Limits

HR 2273, scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House on Friday, would authorize construction of new coal ash sites designed to leak up to five times...

Aug 17, 2011, 11:24 ET

Report: "Dirty Dozen" in Illinois Congressional Delegation Blocking Protection of Public Health Against "Grim" Toxic Coal Ash Dump Site Pollution Across State

EIP and PRN "Name Names" of 12 Illinois U.S. Representatives Siding With Coal Industry Over Constituents Impacted by 22 Coal Ash Pollution Sites...

Jun 23, 2011, 10:47 ET

EIP Report: 33 Active Coal Ash Dump Sites in 19 States Are Contaminating Groundwater, Qualifying as "Open Dumps" for Arsenic, Lead, and Other Toxic Waste

A large number of active coal ash disposal sites in 19 states may be violating a federal ban on open dumping, according to a major new analysis...

Mar 09, 2011, 13:04 ET

EIP: Unregulated Factory Farm Air Pollution at Some Sites Now Dirtier than America's Most Polluted Cities

Clean Air Act Needed in Countryside, Not Just in Metro Areas:  Citing Health Concerns, New Report Calls For End of Pollution Exemptions for...

Feb 18, 2011, 10:00 ET

As Congress Debates EPA Regulation, New Report Shows Biggest One-Year Increase in C02 Pollution From U.S. Power Plants in 2010

10 Worst States for CO2 Pollution Are TX, FL, OH, IN, PA, IL, KY, GA, AL and MO. Half of New Coal-Fired Power Generation in the U.S. in 2010 Came...

Dec 29, 2010, 11:00 ET

EIP Analysis: Flawed EPA Analysis Seen as Blocking Tougher Coal Ash Rule Overstates Value of Coal Ash Recycling By More Than 20 Times

Government's Own Data Directly Undercuts Grossly Inflated EPA Estimate of Coal Ash Recycling Benefits;  OMB's  Effort to Derail EPA...

Mar 17, 2010, 13:30 ET

EIP Report: Electric Power Industry 'Not Making A Dent' in Dangerous Mercury Pollution, Which Rose at Over Half of the Nation's 50 Dirtiest Power Plants

Texas Home to 5 of the 10 Worst Plants, Other States With 2 or More Among the Worst 50:  AL, AR, AZ, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, ND, OH, PA, WI,...

Feb 24, 2010, 11:02 ET

Coal-Ash Waste Contamination Study: 31 New Water Pollution Sites Found in 14 States, Significantly Increasing Pressure on OMB to Release Delayed EPA Rule

Arsenic, Other Deadly Pollutants Found in Water From Additional Sites in DE, FL, IL, IN, MD, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, PA, SC, TN and WV; Toxic Metals...

Feb 01, 2010, 10:48 ET

EIP Report: U.S. Refinery Emissions of Carcinogen Benzene Up 9 Percent, as Industry Faulted for Haphazard Reporting of Pollution Data

      Though Petroleum Demand and Refinery Production Dropped, Benzene Emissions Rose; One Texas Refinery Reported 41,000 Pounds...