The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database, which gives the public access to federal and state environmental records of more than 800,000 U.S. facilities that are monitored under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which governs hazardous waste disposal. The information and stories EarthFix is posting today arise only from the Clean Air Act regulatory records in the ECHO database.
Using that data, EarthFix created smaller data sets that focus on the violators in the Northwest.
Click on the state to link to all air pollution violators.
Oregon (Website Link)
Washington (Website Link)
Idaho (Website Link)
Scroll through this chart to view the 20 facilities that accumulated the highest fines during a 5-year period. This data was current as of Oct. 31, 2011.
*Informal Enforcement Actions may include the federal Notice of Violation (NOV) and state warnings and notifications of noncompliance.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
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