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Texas’ oil and gas regulator, the Railroad Commission of Texas, has received reports of spilled oil, gas, and other fluids from at least 20 locations, involving thousands of barrels of oil and produced water. We...

Officials are still trying to confirm whether Texas floodwaters have spread contamination from the toxic waste sites known as “Superfund sites” to residential areas. The Environmental Protection Agency says 13 Superfund sites were flooded and...

Frontier Group has created a map of toxic sites and nuclear plants in the path of Hurricane Irma. Under severe weather conditions, some of these sites may pose a risk to human health and the...

In the 1980s, the EPA recommended that fishermen avoid eating any fish caught in Waukegan Harbor, just north of Chicago, to avoid exposure to toxic PCBs. The PCB contamination of Waukegan Harbor created what the...

Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath touch on numerous issues that have been the focus of Frontier Group research over the years. The following is a list of Frontier Group resources that may be useful to...

Drainage from abandoned mines is the primary cause of pollution in the headwaters of the Schuylkill River, as old mines in eastern Pennsylvania leak acid and heavy metals into the river. One waterbody that suffered...

What impact would the Trump EPA budget, or lesser cuts proposed by Congress, have on the health of America’s waterways? This week, we launch a new report series, Rough Waters Ahead , written with...

As Harvey moves toward the coast, we can hope for a best-case scenario in which the storm weakens or misses its mark. But even if we avoid disaster, the fossil fuel infrastructure of the Gulf...

Amid the federal government rollback of key environmental protections, states recently won a big victory with the EPA’s decision to move forward with implementing stricter air quality standards nationwide.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture may soon approve commercial production of genetically modified eucalyptus trees in the U.S. The conversation around why we should embrace widespread planting of this tree is revealing of the economic...

The latest climate study serves as a grave reminder that we can’t afford to just wait and see how technological transitions play out. To increase our chances of avoiding climatic tipping points and the emergence...

Not every American city – and perhaps not any American city – can follow Madrid’s model exactly. But all have the power to encourage compact land use, expand public transportation, tame the negative effects of...

Clean, renewable energy, once novel, is now a core part of America’s energy infrastructure. America produces 43 times more solar power than it did in 2007, now producing enough to power more than 5 million...

Repurposing balconies and bridges is part of a wider movement of “biophilic design,” which integrates nature and natural materials and forms into architecture and design to renature human spaces and restore our connection to nature,...

Getting off fossil fuels will take some hard work. The good news is that as cities across the country begin implementing climate plans, knowing what to do – and how to do it – is...

Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unveiled an idea for a Top 10 list that is sure to create controversy: a new ranking intended to prioritize Superfund hazardous waste cleanups. Yet Superfund sites are already...

Musk’s challenge to the automobile dealership model is profound and with far-reaching implications – both economic and environmental. To understand why, one first needs to understand the role dealers play in car sales and the...

There was a lack of immediacy for some Americans, fueled by the assumption that the government was “working on it.” However, with Trump making it abundantly clear that he is not working on it, citizens...

Last week, we released Renewables on the Rise, which tracked the growth of five key clean energy technologies – solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy storage – over the past decade. In case...

In this era of rapid technological change and uncertainty, pushing back is not enough. It is time to create new and better visions for how emerging technologies and tech-enabled services – from autonomous vehicles to...

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