January 23, 2022

Data: EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database

From the Environmental Protection Agency: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated environmental and public health indicators in an online database, making information about the current and historical condition of the nation’s environment and human health more accessible to the public. This is an online update to EPA’s Report on the Environment. Users […]

EPA Releases New Interactive Tool with Information About Water Pollution Across the U.S.

From a Recent EPA Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for […]

EPA Releases Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Online Database and Dataset Available

From the EPA: For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data released today includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups that directly emit large quantities of […]

Now Available: EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information

From an EPA News Releases: As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals management program and increase transparency, the agency is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information (CBI). The move is part of EPA’s plan […]

Reference Resources: DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

From the Publication Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information that can help them choose a more efficient new vehicle that saves them money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. While fuel efficient vehicles come in a variety of […]

"EPA Launches New Mapping Tool to Improve Public Access to Enforcement Information"

From the EPA Web Site: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of a new mapping feature in EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database. As part of EPA’s ongoing effort to improve transparency, the EPA and State Enforcement Actions Map will allow the public to access federal and state enforcement […]

Reference: EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week

From EPA HQ: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health. The new green products […]

Access to Information: "EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information"

From Enviro-News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit […]

Now Available: EPA National Library Network Strategic Plan FY 2012-FY 2014

From the EPA National Library Network Web Site: The EPA National Library Network Strategic Plan outlines a three-year strategy (Fiscal Years 2012-2014) for building on the Library Network’s successes and accomplishments to provide EPA employees and the public with convenient and timely access to environmental information. It lays out goals in four key areas: Network […]

EPA Releases Searchable Website for Drinking Water Violations

From an EPA Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced improvements to the availability and usability of drinking water data in the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) tool. ECHO now allows the public to search to see whether drinking water in their community met the standards required under the Safe Drinking Water […]