environmental integrity project
February 17, 2023 -
The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments until March 6 on closing a regulatory loophole that exempts hundreds of polluting coal ash landfills from its oversight. The move is part of a proposed settlement in a lawsuit brought last year by environmental health advocates.
September 2, 2022 -
Scores of the coal ash landfills that federal regulators have exempted from oversight are located in Southern states, and they're disproportionately located in low-income communities and communities of color.
December 22, 2014 -
Environmentalists say a long-awaited federal rule governing disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal is "too little and too late" -- and that when the next disaster inevitably occurs the White House will share the blame.
July 25, 2013 -
A new report from environmental groups documents widespread disregard for the Clean Water Act by electric utilities -- and an effort by the White House Office of Management and Budget to dilute proposed EPA rules trying to curb the industry's water pollution problem.
July 9, 2013 -
After proposing a rule to clean up toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants, the EPA holds a single public hearing -- but dramatically limits its scope. Environmentalists cry foul.
December 21, 2012 -
Dec. 22 marks four years since a coal ash impoundment collapsed at a TVA power plant in Tennessee, inundating a community and two rivers. As EPA drags its feet over issuing federal coal ash rules, politicians backed by industry interests are maneuvering to block the agency's ability to protect people and the environment -- even though their states have been adversely affected by poor regulation.
October 2, 2012 -
A citizen lawsuit under the Clean Air Act seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to impose stricter limits on hazardous air pollution from oil refineries, which has been linked to cancer and other serious health problems.