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Environmental protection -- United States

View Resource 2000 TRI Data Release

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2000 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Data online. The report "is a publicly available database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industries as well as by federal facilities." The report can be downloaded or viewed online, as well as searched...
View Resource The Battle for Bristol Bay

This video discusses how a vote in Alaska may affect the permitting of the Pebble prospect, which could become the largest mine in North America.
View Resource The Boom Mender: BP Oil Spill

The overwhelming scale of the spill in the gulf is taxing the available supply of protective boom. Pete Parker, an oil spill expert, patches up urgently needed used boom to continue fighting the spill.
View Resource The Morning Meeting: BP Oil Spill

This video takes a peek inside the daily session in which leaders of the spill cleanup in Venice, La., develop a constantly evolving approach to fighting back the oil spreading along the Gulf Coast.