Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Groups Urge EPA to Close Pollution Reporting Loophole in Oil and Gas Industry

In an EIP report, it was found that 395 facilities in six states emit over 10,000 pounds of toxic chemicals each year, but don’t report to the Toxics Release Inventory because of a government loophole.

Communities along the pipeline route launched Texas Pipeline Watch to arm landowners and citizens with cameras to document every spill, leak, and disturbance along the risky pipeline.

Texas Pipeline Watch to Closely Monitor TransCanada’s Tar Sands Pipeline

As the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline starts to flow this week, residents around the route will be using cameras from the Texas Pipeline Watch to monitor and document all activity of the pipeline.

LA Sues Oil Company for Allegedly Breaching Environmental Regulations

The city of Los Angeles’ Attorney’s Office sues AllenCo Energy.

President Obama’s awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline has become a proxy for the larger debate on climate change.

Obama's Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama’s awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline has become a proxy for the larger debate on climate change. Will Obama allow the pipeline to go forward?

U.S. drinking water system operators have been preparing for the federal lead-free law to take effect in January 2014. Four states already have laws in place that comply with or exceed its requirements.

Drinking Water Providers Getting the Lead Out

The Reduction Act calls for reducing lead in new products, new installations, and repairs of systems that deliver drinking water. It takes effect in January 2014.

Earth Day Texas

The Lone Star State seeks environmental awareness.

Coal Ash Pollutants Levels Exceed Health Guidelines

A new EIP Report describes TVA coal ash pollutants that were measured over the past five years, including arsenic, boron, and cobalt, exceed health guidelines.

WMO Reports New Record High for Greenhouse Gases

Call for action now, saying “Time is not on our side.”



Keystone XL Pipeline Derailed?

Impatient oil companies associated with the project build rail terminals to deliver oil from western Canada to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast.

Ethiopia Power's Up Africa's Largest Wind Farm

Harmony between wind and water boosts power production

EPA Fines School Bus Company $33K for Excessive Idling

Idling buses burn about one-half gallon of diesel per hour, pose health hazard to kids & drivers and spew greenhouse gas unnecessarily

Gray China

According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to high concentrations of these particles increases the risks for cardiovascular and repository diseases, as well as lung cancer.

Last Year, Fracking in the US Created a Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste Water

Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.

Recovering Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings for Reuse

Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process.

Soil Remediation Photo

Soil Remediation and the Environment

What causes soil pollution, concerns associated with it, and what can be done to regulate it.

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

Biofuel from an Unlikely Source

In a word, the key to future biofuel development stinks.

XPRIZE and NRDC Team Up to Tackle Ocean Acidification

The two organizations sponsor a $2 million competition aimed at saving our oceans.

Lake Okeechobee in Florida Puts Pressure on Local Residents

To prevent a spillover and possible flooding, Florida takes extreme measures.

King County, Wash. Passes Rx Drug Take-Back Law

Puts lid on flushed and trashed prescription meds that poison the environment

The International Ultraviolet Association Honors the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The department receives an award for UV Engineering Project of the Year.

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