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 "Environment":

"… ecades on Environmental legislation, including a 1986 law that created the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory, a database that allows m …"

"… autenberg’s latest bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, which has not yet scheduled it for a hearing. Meanwhile …"

"… puty director for legislation. Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said the bill could override the requirements of Californi …"

"… s about 800 chemicals, according to the website of the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Some states also ban bisphenol A, a chemical …"

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 "Environment":

"… try has participated in this in a positive way.” …"

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 "Clean Air Act":

"… ty and NPR reported in the Poisoned Places series, an investigation of lax Clean Air Act enforcement.In Tonawanda, N.Y., a small town outside of Buffalo, citizens …"

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 "Jim Morris":

"… e was merely the price of doing business.This article was reported by Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas, and written by Morris. Ro …"

About this project

By iWatch News

A look at the reporting process behind Poisoned Places

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jim Morris":

"… r: Susanne ReberProject editor: Keith Epstein …"

"… us.Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think.The TeamLead reporter: Jim MorrisData analysts: Elizabeth Lucas (CPI) and Robert Benincasa (NPR)Reporting te …"

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 "Clean Air Act":

"… f air pollution regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: the Clean Air Act watch list, the Air Facility System (AFS), the Toxics Release Inventory (T …"

"… ory (TRI) and the Risk Screening Environmental Indicators model (RSEI).The Clean Air Act watch listThe Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News and NPR obtained …"

"… tion. All major sources and some minor sources are required under the Clean Air Act to obtain operating permits that stipulate what they must do to control ai …"

"… t the EPA is required to control, as defined in the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act.Not all toxic chemicals or sources of pollution are included in the TRI, h …"

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 "Toxics Release Inventory":

"… database, including OCA information, much as the EPA already does with its Toxics Release Inventory.“We’ve seen with the TRI (Toxics Release Inventory) how public disclos …"

"… ready does with its Toxics Release Inventory.“We’ve seen with the TRI (Toxics Release Inventory) how public disclosure drives pollution reduction, and that’s what we’ …"

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 …"