Anacostia Riverkeeper, through their attorneys, filed a Notice of Intent to Sue (NOI) PEPCO for ongoing violations of the CWA at its Benning Road facility. Based on Anacostia Riverkeeper’s NOI, the federal government charged PEPCO with illegally discharging...read more
In a decision released on Monday, August 3, Idaho US District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill[i] held that Idaho Code § 18-7042 was unconstitutional.read more
The Big Chill: Wyoming passes law that will have a chilling effect on citizen involvement in environmental stewardship
The Wyoming state legislature recently passed a data trespassing law that has many environmentalists concerned about the law’s scope, and also its motivesread more
Who will protect California? Specifically, its increasingly precious drinking water?read more
The Environmental Action Center is dedicated to protecting and improving natural areas and building healthier communities by ensuring that sources of air and water pollution comply with local, state and federal regulations.
In much of EAC’s work, environmental justice (“EJ”) concerns are pervasive. Each approach to tackling environmental problems requires careful consideration of the EJ issues at play. Whether our projects address point source pollution from industrial facilities, broadly distributed air pollution, or the seemingly entrenched practice of siting facilities with hazardous wastes in communities already affected by EJ concerns, we carefully consider the socio-economic framework, and we consider education and empowerment a critical aspect of any solution.
As a result of the reemergence of natural gas exploration and production has exploded across the country, both EPA and state agencies have been scrambling – and in many cases, failing – to require proper disposal of Technically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive...read more
Areas of Baltimore Harbor and the northwest branch of the Patapsco River continue to be sources of dangerous hexavalent chromium. EAC is working toward responsible federal, state and local regulation of these sources, for a healthier Baltimore now and for the...read more
CAFO permits for massive poultry operations intensify: In 2014 and 2015, massive industrial poultry houses, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have begun to pop up like mushrooms across Maryland’s Eastern Shore. These aren’t your mom and...read more
36 Organizations Protest Weakening of EPA Enforcement Policy The letter, drafted by the Environmental Integrity Project, opposes EPA’s recent decision to weaken its priorities concerning violations of the CAA. The Center for Effective Government and Coalition...read more