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Apr 29 2014 Topics: States | Comments

Report on State Toxic Release Inventory Programs Available

“Status of State Toxic Release Inventory Programs” is now available on ECOS’ website. The report looks at the different structure of state programs especially with respect to program coordinators and fees.


EPA Publishes Proposed Rule to Add Nonylphenol to TRI List of Chemicals

On June 20, 2013, EPA announced that it is proposing to add a nonylphenol category to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. The Agency’s proposal is part of its ongoing efforts to examine the scope of TRI chemical coverage and provide communities with more complete information on toxic chemical releases. Nonylphenol is highly toxic to […]


Jan 03 2013 Topics: States | Comments

ECOS Releases “2012 Compendium on States’ Mercury Activities”

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) recently published the 2012 Compendium of States Mercury Activities.  This document features profiles of 42 state programs for managing toxic mercury pollution. The document was developed by the Quicksilver Caucus, a coalition of state association leaders working to reduce mercury in the environment, with generous grant support from […]


Aug 09 2012 Topics: States | Comments

Natural Resources Defense Council Uses TRI Data for State Rankings on Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact:  Will Harwood, or 703-276-3255; and Liz Heyd,  or 202-289-2424. Virginia Ranks Among 20 Worst States for Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants Power Plants Are Huge Factor in Virginia’s Overall Pollution Picture, Including Toxic Mercury Emissions RICHMOND, VA (August 9, 2012) – Virginia is the 12th worst state in the nation when […]