Backed Up

The Environmental Integrity Project analyzed how many of the municipalities with combined sewer systems in six Great Lakes states (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, or EPA’s Region 5)… Read more

Weathering the Storm

Whether it is runoff loaded with sediment streaming from construction sites or the polluted water that flows from industrial lots and city streets into urban storm drains, uncontrolled storm water… Read more

Gaming the System

Air pollution limits are designed to keep the air safe to breathe. Unfortunately, loopholes in the law render some of these limits virtually meaningless. Upset loopholes, in particular, allow industrial… Read more

Who’s Counting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases the results of the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) each summer. The TRI has proved to be a powerful tool for raising consciousness… Read more

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants

EPA’s recently released 2003 emissions data shows that power plant SO2 emissions increased by more than 400,000 tons between 2002 and 2003, rising from 10.19 million tons to 10.59 million… Read more

Threatening Iowa’s Future

This report analyzes how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) regulates livestock operations under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect water quality. In general, IDNR has failed… Read more

Flying Blind

The Environmental Integrity Project, with the support of the Joyce Foundation, analyzed the water quality monitoring and assessment reports of six Great Lakes states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and… Read more

Swimming in Sewage

This report takes a look at the country's sewage collection system. Sewage pipes, some as much as 200 years old, carry enough raw sewage to fill the Great Lakes about… Read more

Race to the Top

This report reviews creative actions that states have taken to cut air emissions from some of the dirtiest power plants and manufacturing facilities in the  country. These state actions are… Read more

Reform or Rollback?

On December 31, 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced sweeping changes to the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program. One of the most significant would allow industrial… Read more