In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states

By Ronnie Greene

The fight between industry and activists over regulation of toxic chemicals has shifted from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… rison: The federal government is stuck in time, forcing states to act. The Government Accountability Office has also raised questions about the pace of EPA reform. Even wit …"

Louisiana sinkhole shatters calm, prompts buyouts on the bayou

By Ronnie Greene

A massive sinkhole roils a Louisiana bayou community — forcing many to seek buyouts, part of a U.S. trend of communities fighting to leave.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bobby Jindal":

"… buyouts from Texas Brine. Last month, after pressure from Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and parish political leaders, Texas Brine began contacting individual home …"

Inspector General to review EPA's 'Watch Lists'

By Jim Morris

The EPA’s inspector general has begun a review of the agency's use of internal watch lists of alleged chronic polluters nationwide.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… That’s when the EPA is supposed to step up to the plate.”   …"

"… A Watch List.” Lois Gibbs, executive director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, an advocacy group in Falls Church, Va., said the EPA too ofte …"

Town divided over major employer's permission to pollute the air

By Howard Berkes and Sarah Harris

Community in turmoil over cement plant's permission to exceed emissions of hazardous waste incinerators — all perfectly legal

Excerpts from this story referencing "Love Canal":

"… hazardous waste dates back to the days of waste dumping disasters such as Love Canal in New York and Times Beach in Missouri in the 1970s and 1980s. Burial of …"

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "James Eckenrode":

"… ) emissions,” a Georgia-Pacific environmental health and safety manager, James Eckenrode, complained to the EPA in November 2008, when it sought to apply tougher a …"

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Superfund site? Who is supposed to clean them up? Answers to these questions, and others

Excerpts from this story referencing "Love Canal":

"… und program. After public awareness grew about heavily polluted areas like Love Canal, Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, a …"

Superfund today

By Joaquin Sapien and Richard Mullins

Massive undertaking to clean up hazardous waste sites has lost both momentum and funding

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… funding."A month after her confirmation in March 2006, Bodine supported a Bush administration call for a $7 million decrease, from $588.9 million to $581.5 million, in …"

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

By Ronnie Greene

In 1978, Lois Gibbs was a mom with sick kids. Her fight prompted a president to free 900 families -- and paved the way for U.S. buyouts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy":

"… ame to shove and your children are being threatened, I think you find that energy that you are going to protect them, for heaven’s sake.” Her son, Jon …"