Net Loss

More than 130,000 people die every year of heart and lung diseases that result from inhaling particles smaller than the width of a human hair. Coal-fired power plants are a… Read more


Risky Business

The Environmental Integrity Project has been collecting evidence of groundwater contamination near coal ash ponds and landfills for several years, and the more we look, the more we find. After… Read more

Toxic Waters Run Deep

More than 30 years ago, Congress prohibited disposal practices that posed unreasonable risks to public health, and required closure of illegal “open dumps” within five years. In 1979, EPA defined… Read more

Waste To Energy

Maryland has recently seen a surge in proposals to construct or expand Waste-to-Energy (WTE) incinerators which will result in more than doubling Maryland’s capacity to incinerate trash for energy use.… Read more

Hazardous Pollution from Factory Farms

Rural residents have long complained about the stench and air pollution from industrial scale livestock operations. New data released by the EPA suggest these complaints are well-founded. The results of… Read more

Getting Warmer

Carbon dioxide emissions from power plants rose 5.56% in 2010 over the year before, the biggest annual increase since the Environmental Protection Agency began tracking emissions in 1995. Electricity generators… Read more

EPA’s Blind Spot

This report documents the connection between coal ash and hexavalent chromium. It reviews the sources, toxicity, and known coal ash dump sites where chromium has been found in groundwater. The… Read more

In Harm’s Way

An investigation led by expert hydrogeologists has identified 39 more coal combustion waste (CCW) disposal sites in 21 states that have contaminated groundwater or surface water with toxic metals and… Read more