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

Don’t Believe the “Job Killer” Hype

As incoming President Donald Trump prepares to appoint an EPA Administrator based on claims that environmental regulations “kill jobs,” a new report that synthesizes decades of economics research documents that… Read more

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

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