Previous Pollution News 2021

Ocean Plastic: What You Need to Know 06-08-21

Ocean bound plastic is plastic waste that is headed toward our oceans. Read more


Study suggests pollution plays an outsized role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates 06-04-21

Researchers estimate that if everyone in Allegheny County had quit smoking 20 years ago, lung cancer rates would only be 11% lower. Among 612 other U.S. counties, lung cancer rates would have declined an average of 62%. Read more


How a massive new cattle feedlot threatens one of Iowa’s last pristine waterways 04-26-21

Years of controversy, environmental violations, and a whole lot of poop Read more


Delaware Poultry Plant Agrees to Pay $205 Million After Polluting Groundwater for Years 04-15-21

Montaire’s plant in Millsboro, Delaware, dumped approximately two million gallons of sludge into fields. Read more


Mississippi biomass facility fined for emitting three times more air pollution than permitted 02-25-21

Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities. Read more at Southerly Magazine 


Hometown pollution shaped the next EPA chief 01-22-21

It’s 6 miles as the crow flies from the childhood home of Michael Regan to the shuttered coal plant that helped light up this city of 35,000 people. Read more at E&E News