2016ca_arsenic

Arsenic in California Drinking Water

More than three years after the federal government found California in noncompliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, 95 public water systems serving more than 55,000 people across the state… Read more

2016toxicwastewater

Toxic Wastewater from Coal Plants

Coal-fired power plants account for almost a third of the toxic pollution discharged to our rivers and streams from all industrial sources, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)--… Read more


2016breakdownsaq

Breakdowns in Air Quality

More than 68 million pounds of mostly illegal air pollution poured from 679 facilities in Texas during 3,421 incidents of breakdowns and maintenance in 2015. This report, by the Environmental… Read more

2016txdrinkingwater

Don’t Drink the Water

The federal Safe Drinking Water Act has required public water supplies to limit arsenic concentrations in drinking water to no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) since 2006, in… Read more



2015mercury

Mercury Falling

Mercury pollution from U.S. power plants plummeted by 54 percent between 2004 and 2014, with the improvement driven by air pollution control laws and a shift to natural gas and… Read more

2015morephosphorus

More Phosphorus, Less Monitoring

Poultry operations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore continue to spread chicken litter loaded with phosphorus onto croplands that already have too much, according to the latest data from reports filed by… Read more

2015sellinghealth

Selling Our Health Down the River

Fossil-fuel burning power plants discharge at least 5.5 billion pounds of pollution into rivers, streams, lakes and bays each year. Coal-burning plants in particular discharge some of the most dangerous… Read more