Washington, D.C., January 17, 2017 – The Environmental Action Center (EAC) is pleased to announce that Captain Richard Hoffman, founder of Orion Solutions, LLC, has been elected President of the EAC Board of Directors. We are excited to have Rick at the helm of our...read more
In a recent challenge to the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) approval of an industrial poultry facility (also known as a large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO) in Worcester County, MDE stated that its review of these permits must meet...read more
Radio Interview: EAC talks with Project Censored about California oil and gas issues, and the fracking ban in Monterey County
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The EAC is working with Halt the Harm to explore oil and gas litigation mapping and building institutional knowledge for attorneys and advocates in the fight against fracking. Halt the Harm Webinarread 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.
Press Release Study: Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Cannot Safely Continue in Monterey County A case study published by the Environmental Action Center (EAC) found that the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) – California’s regulatory agency...read more
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