EPA Enforcement Actions on Maps Empowers Citizens and Municipalities
These interactive maps show information on EPA enforcement actions and cases from 2009. They include civil enforcement actions taken at facilities, criminal cases prosecuted under federal statutes and the U.S. Criminal Code, and cases in which EPA provided significant support to cases prosecuted under state criminal laws.
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1 ] Zoom in to Pennsylvania or any other state
2 ] click on the enforcement actions you wish to track [water, air, etc]
3 ] Zoom in a few times to pin point an exact location. Click on the indicator to obtain additional information on the environmental enforcement
The EPA also has mapped the locations of over 90 percent of their 2009 enforcement actions last year, but omitted the drinking water treatment facilities hit with lawsuits or complaints because of “potential security concerns.”
See the following link for more about the map
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The EPA’s new map and its successors will allow a quick visual comparison of the government’s enforcement actions from year to year. In fiscal 2009, the EPA said it filed 387 new criminal cases—the most in five years—and reached settlements that require polluters to spend $5.4 billion to comply with environmental laws.
You can search for an EPA enforcement action using an enforcement action name or facility name by going to the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) and searching under the “EPA Enforcement Cases Search” on the left side bar. ECHO is available at CLICK HERE
The New York Times’ ongoing investigative series on water pollution that features an interactive database at CLICK HERE
This database lets readers identify polluters near their homes or municipality.
Just plug in your zip code; it’s that easy
Use this to inform your citizens and make responsible decisions.