Our Perspective

We believe that in order for America’s communities to be clean and safe, we must address environmental issues both in our wild places, as well as in our own backyards.

We at EAC make it our mission to identify and understand the important components of each environmental challenge. We approach these issues by examining the statutory and regulatory frameworks governing a particular source of pollution, and search for creative solutions for compliance.

The public has already voiced its intent for environmental protection through our nation’s laws: we follow Abraham Lincoln’s credo that “law without enforcement is just good advice.” Our decades of regulatory expertise, environmental science and legal experience provide unique insights into current regulatory frameworks, as well as where gaps may exist to allow polluters to violate the public trust.

Our Recent Projects

CAFOs in Maryland

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...

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Press Release, November 2016

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...

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