Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger 63 Million Americans
Chlorine bleach plants across the U.S. put millions of Americans in danger of a chlorine gas release, a substance so toxic it has been used as a chemical weapon. Greenpeace’s new repo...read in full
U.S. Industrial Facilities Reported Fewer Toxic Releases in 2014
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2014 is now available. The good news: total toxic releases by reporting facilities decreased by nearly six percent from 2013 levels. Howe...read in full
Methane Causes Climate Change. Here's How the President Plans to Cut Emissions by 40-45 Percent.
UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2016): Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its proposed rule to reduce methane emissions...read in full
New Report, Interactive Map Show that People of Color and the Poor Are More Likely to Live Near Chemical Hazards
The Center for Effective Government released a new report and interactive map to coincide with ...read in full
Citizen Health & Safety
At its most basic, effective government protects the health, safety, and prosperity of its populace. We advocate for commonsense standards and safeguards, revised to conform to the most up-to-date scientific evidence, adopted in a timely manner, and broadly and effectively enforced – to ensure the quality of our air and water and the safety of food, drugs, consumer products, and workers.
Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, Race, and Unequal Chemical Facility Hazards
People of color and people living in poverty, especially poor children of color, are significantly more likely...read in full
Gasping for Support: Implementation of Tougher Air Quality Standards Will Require New Funds for State Agencies
New scientific research shows that the current levels of...read in full
Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: Stronger State Health Protections at Risk
In 1976, the United States enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address public concerns about the ...read in full