Groups sue to force EPA's hand on oil and gas emissions

By Jamie Smith Hopkins

Nine groups sue to force the EPA to decide whether emissions from oil and gas extraction should be publicly reported.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… a key federal inventory, but not the companies that extract oil and gas. Environmental and open-government groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection …"

"… oil and gas. Environmental and open-government groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency two years ago to add the industry to its Toxics Releas …"

"… group not to report,” said the suit’s lead attorney, Adam Kron of the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit group that presses for enforcement of pol …"

"… wrote the coalition’s then-president, Kathryn Z. Klaber. Last year the Environmental Integrity Project released an analysis suggesting that the larger sites, …"

Methodology

By Elizabeth Lucas, Robert Benincasa and David Donald

About the data collection and analysis for the Poisoned Places project

Excerpts from this story referencing "Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act":

"… d more about AFS.The Toxics Release InventoryThe TRI, authorized under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), houses emissions data reported yearly by polluting facili …"

EPA deprives public of information on toxics

By The Center for Public Integrity

Requirements for reporting to toxic emissions are loosened despite the tracking program's success

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… e that shortchanged the public’s knowledge of Environmental hazards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Management and Bud …"