Lautenberg chemical bill drawing skepticism

By Sam Pearson

A much-heralded bill to reform chemical safety is stirring concern among some state officials and environmental groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dianne Feinstein":

"… ion could have on our laws and regulations.” In a May 31 letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., an official with the agency warned that the bill could imp …"

EPA hopes disclosure leads to greenhouse gas reductions

By Chris Hamby

The EPA hopes releasing new data will help reduce emissions of substances contributing to climate change

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxics Release Inventory":

"… ir and Radiation, is that the data could function much like the agency’s Toxics Release Inventory.  The TRI had a simple premise: Tell the public what the plants near …"

EPA's Toxics Release Inventory doesn't offer full picture of pollution

By Corbin Hiar

Agency database shows emissions are down overall, but self-reporting makes the data suspect

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tonawanda":

"… isoned Places series, an investigation of lax Clean Air Act enforcement.In Tonawanda, N.Y., a small town outside of Buffalo, citizens used buckets and hand-hel …"

"… s and related health problems continued.When EPA inspectors finally raided Tonawanda Coke Corp. some five years later, they found benzene seeping out of the pl …"

About this project

By iWatch News

A look at the reporting process behind Poisoned Places

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tonawanda":

"… und-level reporting in communities such as Muscatine, Iowa; Hayden, Ariz.; Tonawanda, N.Y.; and Ponca City, Okla. These places seemed to have been passed over …"


By Elizabeth Lucas, Robert Benincasa and David Donald

About the data collection and analysis for the Poisoned Places project

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxics Release Inventory":

"… n Agency: the Clean Air Act watch list, the Air Facility System (AFS), the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the Risk Screening Environmental Indicators model (RSEI).The Cle …"

"… ulated by the states and the EPA, not all facilities report to the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI); certain criteria must be met. Further research indicated that …"

"… iders "high priority violators" across the country.Read more about AFS.The Toxics Release InventoryThe TRI, authorized under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Kno …"

Many Americans left behind in the quest for cleaner air

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas

Secret government 'watch list' reveals failure to curb dangerous emissions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Huntsman Corp.":

"… me 34 million pounds of hazardous air pollutants in 2009.Among them is the Huntsman Corp.’s chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, owned by the family of Republica …"

EPA releases toxics data early in spirit of transparency

By Elizabeth Lucas

In response to citizen requests, the Environmental Protection Agency posted its preliminary 2009 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data at the e

EPA limits chemical accident data citing security concerns

By Chris Hamby

It has been 20 years since Congress included provisions in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments to inform citizens of risks from factories usin

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Turnbaugh":

"… sign-in sheet. Visitors can take notes but aren’t allowed to make copies.Brian Turnbaugh, a policy analyst at advocacy group OMB Watch, said the current system doe …"

Big increases in mercury and other toxic releases

By Marianne Lavelle

Almost 4.1 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released to the environment in the United States in 2007, according to new data from the E

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxics Release Inventory":

"… n 2007, according to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory. That’s a five percent overall drop from the prior year, but the release …"

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 "Toxics Release Inventory":

"… Management and Budget (OMB) loosened reporting requirements on the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Congress created the TRI database in 1986 to allow the public to tr …"